I usually do not put much stock in personality tests. Most seem to be rather generic and unhelpful. Some I’ve taken told me just the things I already know about myself; that I’m an introvert and I do well working alone and that is it. Not much help right?
Upon a recommendation from Skillcrush.com’s newsletter, I tried a new personality test from 16personalties.com. I was astonished. Continue reading
I feel like an office slave.
I feel, that because I am an administrative assistant, it means I am supposed to do any job or duty that all other supervisors or employees do not want to do.
I feel abused, unappreciated, and taken advantage of and it is a terrible feeling. Continue reading
What is a bully?
Is it always obvious that you or someone else is being bullied?
Normally we think of bullying as someone that attacks us physically, which can lead to physical harm as well as mental harm, but rarely is it physical when it is at the workplace. Continue reading
Your ikigai. Have you found it yet? Do you know what it is? Do you have one or many?
Ikigai is the Japanese concept of ‘your reason for being’ or ‘your reason for getting up in the morning.’ Continue reading
All the windows and doors around the office area are shut. When you walk in the front door you can hear music playing and loud bass; it is muffled somewhat but it is clearly there. At times you can hear someone signing along to the thumping music from the back of the office. This is what I have to deal with; sometimes on a daily basis. At times I want to ask, “Is this an office or a night club that I’m working at?” Continue reading
There will be times when an assistant/admin is tasked with assignments that their supervisors or managers don’t have time to do or, let’s be honest, assignments that they don’t want to do. I’m all for delegation and understand the need for it, but there is a fine line between just delegating and not doing the job you were hired for. Continue reading
I am afraid. I fear change. In the worst of times I think it is better to stay at a job I am unhappy with because at least I know what to expect, also called, the devil you know. Sometimes I feel that I can’t move and rise above because I’ve been here so long and the devil you know is better than the one you don’t. Continue reading
“We pay you to do your job, not to think, not to give suggestions, and not to try to streamline procedures.” Sound familiar? Have you ever been told something like this to your face? Continue reading
“No, seriously…YOU are smart? You’re just an assistant. How can you be smart?”
The line above is what I think some coworkers and supervisors are really thinking when they find out you have some hobby or second job that only so called “smart people” would have. Continue reading
I want to keep you, but I won’t fight for you.
Have you ever felt like your supervisors talk the talk but won’t walk the walk? Continue reading