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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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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 ...

Admins hold one of the top five positions for 2007 in terms of demand and salary, says Robert Half International.
Turn co-workers into supporters who will watch your back and help propel your career.

Admins shared these great ideas recently on the Admin Pro Forum.

Employers of four or more people must comply with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA). The law is administered by the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC), which also receives the initial federal discrimination charges made under Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act ...

It's not uncommon for assistants to reply to messages on their bosses’ behalf. But if you’re sending e-mail at the boss’s behest, you may be breaking the law.
Not looking forward to crafting your resolutions for the year? Here’s a 10-step plan Kit Grant outlined to help you expand your comfort zone.
If you’re like most captains of small businesses, you don’t pay much attention to managing your energy costs. You probably delegate that to an office manager or someone in accounting. What you may not realize is that energy costs often comprise about a third of the average small business’s expenses.
If you and your boss are rising up the ladder fast, you’ll soon know the benefits and sacrifices as an admin at the top.
Eight-step formula for becoming a better partner with your boss.
Led by high-level positions, starting salaries for admins will increase in 2007 by an average of 3.5 percent nationally.
5 tips on presenting yourself well at a meeting.
Learn how to handle a "rambler."
Memorable quotes from the 2006 Administrative Professionals Conference.
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