Is it OK to handle personal arrangements for boss?
Question: We have several partners in our law firm who constantly ask administrative staff to do personal things, like shop online, wrap gifts, make personal travel arrangements, print personal photos, etc. As the administrative manager, I find this offensive.
Partners feel that admins should do whatever they’re asked, since the partners have to stay ‘billable.’ I think it’s disrespectful and promotes a ‘master/slave’ mentality.
Your opinions are appreciated. — Office Manager, West Palm Beach