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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 work in health care, and our employer is forcing us to get the flu shot, even those who do not have patient contact.  If we refuse, we could be terminated.  The only exception is those people who cannot get the flu shot for medical reasons.  Is this legal?” — Anonymous

My boss wants me to spend a good chunk of money on something that I think is unnecessary during a time when our department is being watched for excessive expenditures. I'm the one who buys everything and has the credit card. But I want to make sure this purchase doesn't come back on me. Is there a protocol or common form that I could have him sign to show that he's responsible?  -- Linda

My boss wants me to spend a good chunk of money on something that I think is unnecessary during a time when our department is being watched for excessive expenditures. I'm the one who buys everything and has the credit card. But I want to make sure this purchase doesn't come back on me. Is there a protocol or common form that I could have him sign to show that he's responsible?  -- Linda

I have a new boss and she is so unorganized. She has piles and piles of papers and complains that she can never find anything. How do I get her to organize her desk? -- J

I have a new boss and she is so unorganized. She has piles and piles of papers and complains that she can never find anything. How do I get her to organize her desk? -- J

Question: “The Gregg Reference Manual says to use a comma to set off abbreviations that follow a person’s name, such as “Jane Doe, CPS.”  I recently proofed a newsletter where some names did not have commas.  When I brought this to the attention of the person submitting the information, she said that other newsletters didn’t use commas. Has this grammar rule changed or are people just getting it wrong.  Should you still use the comma?” — Diana

Question: “The Gregg Reference Manual says to use a comma to set off abbreviations that follow a person’s name, such as “Jane Doe, CPS.”  I recently proofed a newsletter where some names did not have commas.  When I brought this to the attention of the person submitting the information, she said that other newsletters didn’t use commas. Has this grammar rule changed or are people just getting it wrong.  Should you still use the comma?” — Diana

Question: “An employee placed a recorder in a meeting but none of the participants were aware that she was recording the session. She later confessed to me that she recorded it. What should I do?”  — Amanda
 

Question: “An employee placed a recorder in a meeting but none of the participants were aware that she was recording the session. She later confessed to me that she recorded it. What should I do?”  — Amanda

Question: “My manager wants to have an employee appreciation event. The problem is half the staff would be unable to attend during the workday due to the nature of the business. I suggested that we select who attends based on performance indicators. HR says we ‘can’t do that because employee appreciation is not the same as rewards and recognition.’ The HR department suggested that we draw names so everyone has a chance to attend. I disagree. Why should poor performers be rewarded?” — Nancy