Office Manager Advice

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

Office Manager in Yardley:
"Better pay raises."
Go for higher pay.

Office Manager in Madisonville:
"How difficult it was to manage people."
Take it in stride. Be patient and willing to listen to your employees.

Office Manager in Santa Barbara:
"Stress level vs. Compensation."
My job is very stressful. I do the work of at least 2 people. I am not compensated adequately.

Office Manager in New York:
"How poorly it is Managed."
Take a job elsewhere. This company cannot be fixed. Owner will not change.

Office Manager in Davenport:
"Being a Salary Manager in an hourly office."
Make sure that you aren't taken advantage of when you are paid salary and other employees are capped at 40, so that you are not stuck working all the OT to get the job done.

Office Manager in Tama:
"Making a Difference."
Help everyone, and if you don't have an answer, then find an answer. We are here to help the community members of this tribe succeed in their daily lives by providing the services they need to make a better life. Always look to improvement in self and the services. Keep a positive attitude about everything and seek to change the things that aren't working. Don't be afraid to speak up about what is right and what needs fixing.

Office Manager in Mountain View:
"Dental Administrative Training."
Software, terminology, and overall health care regulations....all are easy, however, you don't go into this position w/o specific training. Trade schools today offer minimal courses in real-life applications of working with up-to-date methods and technology. Would enjoy to see these schools improve their offers to students interested in these types of positions.