Be Careful What You Keep On Your Work Computer

By | May 12, 2015

I was just reading an article at Office Ninjas about Journaling in the Workplace. It’s a good post and well worth reading. Be sure to follow her links, they’re quite interesting. It made me think of an experience I had a few years ago. I was working at a small non-profit (the home of wearing […]

Ask the Admin: Greeting clients

By | Feb 20, 2015

We have a question today about greeting clients. Good morning Ma, I am going for an interview for the post of a hotel  Receptionist  Pls i would like to know more on how to greet a customer when they walk in. Thanks How you greet clients is extremely important. Let’s face it, you are one […]

blog status update

By | Jul 7, 2012

I know people are wondering what is happening with this blog. If you know me personally, or have even googled my name, you know I have had health struggles my whole life, primarily with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. About 2 years ago things became much worse, and for the last year I’ve spent the majority […]

Dealing With Change In The Workplace

By | Sep 3, 2010

In today’s harsh economic climate, about the only thing that stays the same is change.  Companies are downsizing, reorganizing, and rethinking everything they do. People are being laid off, duties are being passed around, and those left behind are dealing with the guilt and relief of not being on the chopping block. Let’s face it, […]

Eating At Your Desk – Should You?

By | Aug 27, 2010

Should administrative support personnel eat at their desks?  Some organizations allow it.  Some don’t.  Professionally, though, whether it’s allowed or not, is eating at our desks something we should do? Like many professional dilemmas, the answer is a resounding maybe.  For some administrative support jobs, occasionally eating at your desk shouldn’t present a problem.  For […]

7 Posts You May Not Have Read

By | Jul 26, 2010

Those of you who know me will know that I’m an avid reader and huge fan of Problogger, a blog written by Darren Rowse on…well…blogging.  Last week, Darren talked about reintroducing content that your readers may not have read.  He called it the 7 Link Challenge. Well, I’m always up for a challenge, and I […]

Weekly Links Roundup

By | Jul 2, 2010

Here’s the latest roundup of links I’ve shared on Twitter.  You can follow me on Twitter as AdmnArts for my business related tweets, and as Jodith for my personal, political, and spiritual tweets. What I’m Reading: Avoiding Common Workplace Hazards and Injuries: Eyestrain | Human Resources Management | OfficeArrow… What I’m Reading: Hey Intern […]

Maintaining Your Office Supply Cabinet Part 2

By | Jun 28, 2010

In my last post on maintaining office supplies, I talked about writing instruments and paper.  Let’s continue on with other supplies you need in your office supply cabinet. Folders The types of folders you need to keep in your stock will depend on your particular office.  At the very least, you need a supply of […]

Should You Text Your Boss?

By | Jun 21, 2010

photo credit: ydhsu While perusing the many blogs that I follow, I saw this blog post on LifeHacker about the etiquette of texting your boss.  It started me thinking about how much technology has changed during my career and how we respond to it as Administrative and Executive Assistants.  Using text messages is a good […]

Maintaining Your Office Supply Cabinet

By | Jun 11, 2010

Most of the time when we take a new administrative assistant or executive assistant position, part of our job duties is to order and maintain office supplies.  Often, there is an already existing office supply cabinet, and we simply take note of what is currently used and reorder as necessary. If you have to set […]

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