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What happens when turnover happens?

What is the impact of turnover – staff retention issues in your workplace? Does it mean more opportunity for you to shine? Or perhaps add more responsibility for same pay? Or, is it a real downer? What does it mean if it is seems to be a more constant issue than not?

These are important questions- because we are human. We are bound to respond differently based on our experience, our expectations and our environment.

I’m experiencing the 12 foot wall of water at the beach with only a 10 foot wall to protect me… What I mean by this is.. Yes, I’m going to get wet. I’m probably not going to drown.. but I may be uncomfortable for some time… either til the storm subsides or I’m able to get away from the beach!

This is my new experience. New job- started in March. First two weeks, immediate supervisor is out of the country; third week, in office; fourth week on travel for 10 days; fifth week, back in office for 3 days…then takes a 30 day leave of absence; today- submits resignation and is not coming back.

Whoa. So the questions I raise at the beginning of this post.. are as much for me as for anyone else.

Yet.. there are at least two more 12foot waves coming– the new supervisor and their expectations and the one down the road; executives that don’t need or want admins.– this second one is a topic for another blog, but I did meet two executives in board meetings this past week that did not see the value in having an executive assistant or admin. Hmmmm.

So ..lots to write about.. so stay tuned. First, my friends.. I have to get through my 20 year college reunion!!

About AdminRenegade

Storyteller, Fan of Leadership gurus, Coffee Lover, especially Dunkin' Donuts.. and most importantly- a fierce advocate -Providing a new philosophy on what it means to be an administrative professional in today's workplace.


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