Answering calls, making copies, filing papers, scheduling meetings, arranging schedules….the list could really go on. Administrative assistants are one of the hardest working and busiest employees within an office – they hold great responsibility in ensuring that relations between clients and the company operate smoothly and that everything runs on schedule. Some administrative assistants are so detailed and well-versed that they even know their employer’s schedule better than the employer himself does.
Whether you’re an employer or an employee within a company, you’ve surely at one point or another received great help and assistance from an administrative assistant. You may have needed to borrow a stapler to keep your report together, required help booting that aging copy machine, or asked for an important client’s contact information last minute – and the administrative assistant was the one who was of assistance to you in those times. For all those instances of help, shouldn’t there be a great way to say “thank you?” (more…)