What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Administrative Assistant in Longwood:
"Ability to advance."
Determine in advance the policy on pay based on experience and work load. My current employer does not do annual reviews or raises.
Administrative Assistant in Jackson Heights:
"12/hr shifts daily for 6 days a week."
The time working gives you a lot of knowledge, learn as you go.
Administrative Assistant in Albany:
I would have the new administrative assistant understand that there seems little growth in this organization. One must make a way where there hasn't been a way before.
Administrative Assistant in West Palm Beach:
Either you have integrity or you don't - If you have integrity, nothing else matters, and if you don't have integrity - nothing else matters. Work hard, stand up for yourself, and be firm, fair and consistent.
Administrative Assistant in Dallas:
"Looking back knowing."
It's a thankless position in any company where you are expected to wear multiple hats and do everything while everyone ignores you until you're gone and they need something. Pick another line of work.