Admins

For admins, the work never ends. Administrative professionals fill key office management functions every day – tasks that go unnoticed (until they’re not done).

Admins are the unsung heroes of the workplace – the glue that holds an office together. Every week should be Administrative Professionals Week!

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Even the fastest computer could profit from a few tricks that make everyday tasks easier or faster.
Are you a victim of the latest workplace ailment, “stacking work syndrome”?
When you're plugging away at a task, do you ever stop to ask: “If I didn’t do this at all, would anyone notice?”
You've recently moved into a new position at a new branch location of your enterprise, and you realized that your new assistant, Diane, came with the package.

Q An administrative staff member who recently gave birth is scheduled to return to work in a few weeks. She plans to have her mother bring the baby to the office several times a day so she can breastfeed. Our office manager says that’s not going to happen. Doesn’t Georgia law give women the right to breastfeed in the workplace?

A Sarasota doctor’s office employee who knew she was about to be fired shot and killed her office manager, then went home and killed herself on her patio ...

Etiquette-conscious admins report that people simply don’t R.S.V.P. anymore. As a result, event organizers find it hard to order food and other supplies.
Show them you've got the goods: Toot your own horn and praise the admins you manage, at the same time.
Your boss may ask you to tell a white lie, such as, “He isn’t in.”

In something straight out of “Benny Hill,” a New York City welfare office manager overseeing 21 Human Resources Administration employees terrorized her female staff by chasing them around their desks, planting heavy lipstick smooches on their cheeks ...