Admin Pro Forum

Share best-practices with your administrative peers. Pose a question, offer advice, or just be a fly on the wall.

Question: “I have to spend eight hours a day with a co-worker who leaves her mouth open when she chews gum (or anything else) and makes all kinds of noises. It’s really annoying and makes it hard to concentrate on my work. All I hear is chewing. I don’t know if she realizes she’s making those noises. What’s the best way to handle this?” – Anonymous

Question: “I have to spend eight hours a day with a co-worker who leaves her mouth open when she chews gum (or anything else) and makes all kinds of noises. It’s really annoying and makes it hard to concentrate on my work. All I hear is chewing. I don’t know if she realizes she’s making those noises. What’s the best way to handle this?” – Anonymous

Question: “What should I say to a company representative that keeps calling? My boss isn’t interested in the company’s product but I have to deal with this guy’s persistent calls.”  -- Brenda


Question: “What should I say to a company representative that keeps calling? My boss isn’t interested in the company’s product but I have to deal with this guy’s persistent calls.”  -- Brenda


Question: “What questions should I ask when interviewing for a job, and even more important, what questions should I not ask?” — Vicki
Question: “What questions should I ask when interviewing for a job, and even more important, what questions should I not ask?” — Vicki
Question: “I would like to start building a portfolio.  However, much of my work is confidential and belongs to the company.  If I can't showcase these examples of my work, what should put in my portfolio?” — Anonymous
Question: “I would like to start building a portfolio.  However, much of my work is confidential and belongs to the company.  If I can't showcase these examples of my work, what should put in my portfolio?” — Anonymous
Question:Since Administrative Professionals Day is next week, we began thinking, ‘What’s the most annoying co-worker habit in your office’? Now’s your chance to dish on a current or former co-worker and share his bad or unusual mannerisms. — The Editors
Question:Since Administrative Professionals Day is next week, we began thinking, ‘What’s the most annoying co-worker habit in your office’? Now’s your chance to dish on a current or former co-worker and share his bad or unusual mannerisms. — The Editors