Admin Pro Forum
Share best-practices with your administrative peers. Pose a question, offer advice, or just be a fly on the wall.
How can I type directly onto one of these forms without having to print it and then complete it by hand?
Many thanks in advance! -- Anonymous in Burbank, Calif.
Question: We use Lotus Notes in our office, but we can't use it to print out a monthly calendar. It prints each day on several pages and is very difficult to read.
We've tried every way we know how, but it still comes out the same.
Any suggestions? -- Sandra Rudolph, Miami
Question: Immaturity in our small office has caused a big problem here from the top down. One co-worker shot another with a BB gun in front of the company president. They were just being silly & clowning around. These people are older than 22 & younger than 45.
Any advice? -- Anonymous
I was not the person who started this club, but I certainly hate to see it end before it's had a chance to succeed. So, if any of you have ever had a successful book club in your firm, could you please share your ideas and I'll pass them on and see if they can work for us, too.
Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions. -- Gwen
Question: I'm wondering how many admin/executive assistants other firms employ. We have 40 "managers" of different levels, with 3 Executive Assistants to support them, plus a receptionist. My own position, in addition to being the assistant to the president, the controller, and the assistant controller, includes marketing, IT assistance and office management. I feel that my company needs more admins, but I am having a difficult time convincing upper management. What is the average number of admins per manager at your company? Does your company only have admin support for upper management? -- Cathy
Question: I'm planning to take a course on computer design this fall, but I'm not sure that's a career path I want to pursue. I love my job now but want to further my learning. Any suggestions on what kind of coursework would allow me to explore my passion for art and design but would not steer me away from the job I love? -- Confused
Question: I have to create a single detailed schedule of several major projects to be completed over the next several months. What's the best software to use: Excel? Outlook? -- Novice in Virginia
Question: Any suggestions on how to perk up a boss who is being pulled into the pits of despair by a negative-thinking company president?
My boss has always been easy-going, but I can see the stress building up.
The company business is doing well. I don't know how to turn my boss away from the "dark side." -- Anonymous
Question: My company has never had an official, organized system for presenting any type of employee recognition. But now, we are recognizing two employees at the same time for their tenure.
My question is: How do I actually (physically) present a trophy and certificate to employees who have reached milestones with our company? Do I make a speech for each one separately? Do I hand each person their trophy? Do I open each presentation package and hand them their certificate of recognition, then their gift certificate? I’m at a loss.
Thank you in advance! -- Jean in Kansas
Question: I have found several resources when it comes to multiple bosses. In my situation, we have two Administrative Assistants for one boss.
What is the best way to handle two assistants? Should there be a division of responsibilities or should they do the same thing? If there is a division, how do you handle one Admin feeling less valued? I feel that one Admin Assistant is all that is needed to take care of most everything. -- Kelleen