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67 Admins and a Cruise-No..not a song title..

I just returned home from the 3rd annual Capital Chapter- IAAP Administrative Professionals Week (APW) cruise. Man! I am beat. But it’s from the buzz-energy letdown. Nothing like being around 67 of your peers, comparing and contrasting job responsibilities as well as companies. I’m fascinated by the LOYALTY these folks show to their company. Many…

A Day in the Admin Life

Typical Day….. in the admin lifeI thought it would be a good opportunity to kind of check in on the typical task-filled day. Here’s what was on my list today. Follow up on A/R Seek out vendors for cubicle panels Customer Service tickets follow up, including webmeeting and calls Find restaurant and schedule reservation for…

Taking Pride in Getting the Jam Out…..

It’s April. Almost Easter. My brain has been full of thoughts of.. Administrative Professionals Week and the annual cruise brunch that my chapter (Go Capital Chapter!) sets up, the Saturday before Administrative Professionals Day. I must admit to being disheartened at friends and family who believe that being an admin is below me. What does…

Rosanne Badowski.. One of us….

In Managing Up- Rosanne Badowski-Executive Assistant toJack Welch former CEO of GE.. tells what it takes to work for the top honchos.. WARNING… reality check.. if you’ve got kids.. or other time /family commitments.. it’s pretty tough to squeeze all the work in at that level… but.. hey.. I think anyone with enough caffeine might…

How do successful admins survive change?

Organizational Change- It’s a given…. How do successful admins survive change? Experience does matter. Attitude matters. Approach matters. Here’s why it matters: Experienced admins know when to pick a battle, intuitively knows when to stay away from the boss and /or co-worker who is pre-postal… Attitude.. griping..begets griping.. if you are that miserable.. leave.. if…