Administrative / Office Manager Advice

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

Administrative / Office Manager in Oklahoma City:
"Education is everything."
Please educate yourself in your areas of expertise. (Certifications, degrees, etc.) You need to know all of the guidelines, processes, procedures and stay current on any and all changes in your field that may affect you or your employer.

Administrative / Office Manager in Taunton:
"3 jobs in one, paid for one."
Get a list of all responsibilities before accepting position.

Administrative / Office Manager in New Jersey:
"Keep getting more work to where it's becoming overwhelming."
There is no place to go up the ladder, getting better instructions on the new program. Learn to say no when it's not your job and keeps you frome completing your own job.

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.