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1  General Discussion / Admins 4 Admins / Tweet about exempt/non exempt on: July 23, 2014, 06:48:17 am
Does anyone actually know what qualifies an assistant as exempt and non exempt in the US?  I am exempt but someone with the same title.. same responsibilities, but  she doesn't report to the CEO is non exempt (I do.)  Who is classified correctly?  By the way, if I look at Office Team's guidelines for pay, I am on at the very very low end of my title, so I don't get "paid" extra being exempt. 
2  General Discussion / Admins 4 Admins / Re: The art of gracefully nudging on: June 06, 2014, 04:30:04 am
I agree, get tougher or cc the big boss.  If I want something done, I just cc the CEO (who I do report to) and things get done fast.   It is funny how if "I" ask they whine, but if I do put the CEO on the email, stuff gets done.  If they do whine it isnt to me!

3  General Discussion / Admins 4 Admins / Catering for Lunches on: April 12, 2014, 09:47:31 pm
I am in a rut. I am tired of sandwich plates.  What would you order for your meetings that is easy, quick and not too messy?
4  General Discussion / Admins 4 Admins / Re: Webinar April 1 on: March 21, 2014, 02:28:10 am
Is there a cost?
5  General Discussion / Sound Off! / Re: High stress jobs on: March 21, 2014, 02:26:47 am
tIvana, do you work with me? :-)  You aren't alone and I can't afford to leave.
6  General Discussion / Help...Specifically / Re: Customer service as a PA/EA on: March 06, 2014, 07:23:05 am
I actually consider everyone "my customers" and try to provide excellent customer service.  It is a frame of thought of doing your best in all aspects of your job.  People who call on the phone, customers or client that come in the office, co-workers that need help, and especially my boss, I try to provide an exceptional experience.  It could be making a report on time, correct and maybe a bit nicer than just.. the report.  My boss is my most important customer. 
7  General Discussion / Sound Off! / Re: Pessimist vs Optimist on: December 31, 2013, 05:55:33 am
Honestly?  It depends how tired I am.  If I am tired I tend to have a pessimist view of life, but if feeling normal and rested, definitely optimist.  I am tired today, but still think 2014 is going to be a great year.  I am making my personal goals and trying to think of ways to achieve these goals.   
8  General Discussion / Admins 4 Admins / 2014 on: December 31, 2013, 05:46:41 am
Happy New Year to everyone a day early.  May 2014 be the best!
9  General Discussion / Help...Specifically / Outlook in Office365 on: November 05, 2013, 06:16:17 am
I have to clean my bosses calendar in Office365 Outlook.   He has several reoccurring meetings.  The problem is someone who left the company "created" the meetings, so there is no option to delete.  It appears only the person who created the meeting can delete the series.   I could do this on my normal Outlook, but not the cloud version.  Anyone know how or have any suggestions?  Hopefully someone works with the Office365 often!
10  General Discussion / Help...Specifically / Re: Holiday Gifts on: October 31, 2013, 06:29:45 am
You are nicer than me (any year!)!  I just don't give things to people (well there are two people and my immediate boss).   I like the idea of sending a email.. in a bit different manner.  Just a nice reminder that we can all give to less fortunate this holiday season.

11  General Discussion / Admins 4 Admins / How do you get your new boss to give you 15 minutes on: October 29, 2013, 06:24:56 am
I have a coworker who just started for a new manager.  He expects her to do his calendar, file, yet hasn't taken the time to take 15 minutes and express his expectations or what he actually wants her to do.  Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get the person time.  He writes things in a written calendar so she can't "schedule" herself some time.  Every time he promises her time, things or people come up.    She would jump in and just start monitor email and calendar but wants simple go ahead first.

I guess it is because I actually see she tries that I am dumbfounded with suggestions.  Anyone have any?
12  General Discussion / Admins 4 Admins / Re: Hypothetical on: October 02, 2013, 06:04:12 am
You know, I would agree with Marie.  I would go for the start up.  There is so much opportunity to grow and make a difference.  When it comes to, "will the company make it" .. now a days even if you work a few years in the same company that thrives you never know where you will be in 3 to 5 years.
13  General Discussion / Sound Off! / Re: Apps on: September 08, 2013, 08:43:29 am
I actually need to find out if Evernote app will work with two people.  I need a "cloud" app where I can share folders and to do lists with my boss when traveling.  If anyone has any apps they know about for doc sharing, let me know.
14  General Discussion / Sound Off! / Re: Office Stories on: September 08, 2013, 08:42:06 am
That was my first thought, to put it outside or maybe put it out of its misery, but it was opening its beak like looking for its mother to feed it and was very vocal.  It was trying to move around.  I just couldn't put it out side, i had no idea what to do so Google'd it. I did find out it was a house sparrow and really hoped it would make it. 
15  General Discussion / Sound Off! / Re: Office Stories on: September 03, 2013, 05:28:57 am
A few weeks ago a co-worker found a baby bird that fell out of its nest and just plopped in on my desk.  This tiny bird didn't even have its feathers and had a big red spot on its shoulder (like a bruise).  I was like ...... what am I going to do with a hurt baby bird.  I put it in small container with some tissue and stuck it on my coffee cup to keep it warm, then I called a city run animal rescue and brought the baby bird where they took care of it.  Sadly 4 days later the bird passed, but at least I did what I could.  I don't think I will ever forget her just saying.. here you are the office manager, this is a hurt baby bird. 
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