Administrative / Office Manager Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Administrative / Office Manager in Nashville:
Enjoy your work. Your attitude will show through.

Administrative / Office Manager in Coeur d'Alene:
"I wear many hats, multi task, get along great with people."
Know that when you put an office together and help grow a church there will be more work load so negotiate a salary increase when this begins to happen because you will be working longer hours and have more responsibility.

Administrative / Office Manager in Anderson:
Always treat the customer how you would like to be treated.

Administrative / Office Manager in Austin:
"Knowledge of IRS rules and the general tax code are confusin."
Most of the time, people believe that to be a good tax office employee, great math skills are a plus. In fact, it is much more important to have excellent reading comprehension than math. Computers and calculators do all our math for us, but having the ability to understand the tax code as set forth by congress and the IRS is an absolute must.

Administrative / Office Manager in Dallas:
"Attention to details."
Attention to details.

Administrative / Office Manager in Colorado Springs:
"That there is no opportunity for lateral or upward movement."

Administrative / Office Manager in Beaufort:
"Be Able To Wear Many Hats."
Don't think you will make a lot of money here; be flexible with tasks as things change very quickly here and you need to be able to switch gears and tackle new tasks with vigor; understand computer networking and MS Office; be highly efficient and organization; detail oriented; follow-up and complete many tasks with excellence.