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Executive Assistants Beware of Being Too Busy

Executive Assistants Beware of Being Too Busy

Did you read about the recent PepsiCo debacle? It was a big story in the news last week. Here is an excerpt from finance.yahoo.com.

“In court papers, PepsiCo claims it first received a legal document related to the case from the North Carolina agent on Sept 15 when a copy of the co-defendant’s letter was forwarded to Deputy General Counsel Tom Tamoney in PepsiCo’s law department. Tamoney’s secretary, Kathy Henry, put the letter aside and didn’t tell anyone about it because she was “so busy preparing for a board meeting.” PepsiCo said in its Oct 13 motion to vacate.” You might want to read the entire story.

The price to PepsiCo for not being in Court: $1.26 billion.

Who says that paperwork or filing is not important? Executive assistants and administrative assistants are responsible for being an information flow manager. Don’t ever take this task lightly and don’t ever be too busy to handle something that is truly important. If you are not certain of the importance of something, then be sure to ask the appropriate person.

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