What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Office Manager in Los Angeles:
"Lock Down Your Duties."
As an office manager it is very important to specify your duties or you will end up doing everything for everyone.
Office Manager in Duluth:
Hard work, dedication, critical thinking, multitasking, and a level head should eventually pay off. Be kind and fair to subordinates while expecting they perform to the same standard as yourself.
Office Manager in Seattle:
"Office Manager Equals Office Mom."
Balance the needs of the position (i.e., processing payroll, expenses, taxes, collections, invoicing, etc) with the needs of the office (i.e., overall mood, taking care of problems, being the go-to person). The needs of the office can become overwhelming if allowed to go unchecked, especially in a small office environment.
Office Manager in Bushton:
"Total Required For The Job."
Be prepared to spend allot of time at the office especially during the harvest times. Expect to not be able to make all the customers happy but try to get them to laugh.
Office Manager in Indianapolis:
"You Have To Be Willing To Put In A Lot Of Work."
To try to learn as much as you can about the business and the systems they use.