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    Bake Cookies With ... a Waffle Iron?

    Bake Cookies With ... a Waffle Iron?
    If you're lucky enough to have a waffle iron around the office (or think it might be a good time to run out and get one), do we have news for you! Apparently you can make delicious cookies in just 90 seconds in a waffle iron. Not a whole batch, mind you, but if you're looking for a little pick-me up ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Anna Wintour’s Daughter Is NOT Afraid of Assisting!

    Anna Wintour’s Daughter Is NOT Afraid of Assisting!
    I know I said two weeks back that I wasn’t going to blog about assisting but rather about what we (Ethan, Sadie and I) are doing behind the scenes of ProAssisting however after coming across this story through my fashionista reading, I had to post about it! Bree Shaffer, daughter of Anna Wintour (one the hardest people to work for as ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Where Do You Find Affordabe, Cute Work Clothes?

    Where Do You Find Affordabe, Cute Work Clothes?
    Since their job is so visible — to people inside the company and customers — Administrative Assistants need to look their best at all times. You're representing your company, right? So how do you manage to look great without earning a CEO's salary (yet!)? Got a tip on a great store or a classic style that doesn't break the bank? Share ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    More Than a Third of Assistants Asked to do Personal Tasks

    More Than a Third of Assistants Asked to do Personal Tasks
    According to a UK study, over a third of administrative assistants surveyed (okay, okay, they say "secretaries") reported being asked to do tasks that were not in their job description. From the article: "One secretary had to bathe her boss's elderly mother, another was asked to make curtains and one respondent said she had to hold her boss's hand on a ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How to Use an Apostrophe

    Admins, we know it can be hard to remember exactly when to use an apostrophe, that's why we love this adorable illustrated flow chart. Check it out!
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    This Just In: People Hate Mondays

    This Just In: People Hate Mondays
    Thanks to that exact form of science known as “monitoring people on Facebook,” we now have conclusive proof that people hate Mondays. Those of us with jobs know this already, but for some reason people seem to believe things whenever there’s a study to back it up. The Facebook team charted status updates on particular days to see when people were ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Admin Horror Story: Can You Hear Me Now?

    Admin Horror Story: Can You Hear Me Now?
    I work at a busy music booking agency and we have a variety of characters in the music industry calling in. There are three of us who answer the phones, one of us started 3 months ago, myself who started not even 2 months ago, and another who started 2 weeks ago. The guy in question reps one of our artists ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rate This
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    E-mail Blunders Cost Approx. $450,000 a Year

    E-mail Blunders Cost Approx. $450,000 a Year
    Are you in shock? I certainly was when I read my Training magazine September issue. It says, “A company with 100 employees can expect to lose approximately $450,000 a year, or more, because of e-mail blunders, inefficiencies, and misunderstandings, according to The Top 10 E-mail Blunders That Cost Companies Money, a free special report from Creative Communications & Training." (Maybe you ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Admin Fired for Eating Boss' Food

    Admin Fired for Eating Boss' Food
    I have heard of some pretty damn stupid reasons for getting fired, but this one is up there on the top ten list. A German secretary, 59-year-old Magdalene, was charged with putting together a buffet of food for her boss and some of his guests. After setting up, she ate a frikadelle (a kind of German meatball, apparently) and two halves ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    High Heels: Exquisite Torture or Just Plain Torture?

    High Heels: Exquisite Torture or Just Plain Torture?
    Why do we love shoes that hurt us? In the workplace, heels are seen as a marker of professionalism. It's why so many of us come to work in our sneakers, flip flops or flats only to change into a pair of high heels upon arrival. We choose comfortable, wearable shoes to get us from point A to point B (smart!), ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Answers to the Weird Vocabulary IQ Quiz

    Answers to the Weird Vocabulary IQ Quiz
    AdminSecret created the Weird Vocabulary IQ quiz to test how much you know about the weirdest words in the English language. Here's the answers! h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the Weird Vocabulary IQ quiz and we hope you had fun!
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Answers to the Health Care Reform Debate IQ Quiz

    Answers to the Health Care Reform Debate IQ Quiz
    We created the Health Care Reform Debate IQ quiz to test how much you know about the current debate about health care reform. Here's the answers! h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the Health Care Reform Debate IQ quiz yet, go take it first! See answers on the next page... [page] 1) To be eligible for Medicare, you have to ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: -5
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    9 Ways to Wake Up Earlier

    Some of us are night owls. Others, early birds. Apparently, based on your chronotype, you will be more naturally alert earlier or later in the day. And your type may dictate when and for how long you sleep. But while a natural variance in sleep patterns is natural, it appears that the early bird is indeed the more coveted of ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +8
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    Do Heels Belong at Work?

    Do Heels Belong at Work?
    Blog post originally appeared on savetheassistants.com. The British Trade Union Conference has suggested that stiletto heels should be banned at workplaces in the United Kingdom. While I’m not more on Team Ballet Flat than Team Stiletto, I’m not usually interested in creating office dress codes. This one, though, is kind of interesting - the proposal isn’t about telling women how to ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Answers to the "How Good Be You're Grammer?" Quiz

    Answers to the "How Good Be You're Grammer?" Quiz
    These are the answers to the "How Good Be You're Grammer?" Quiz. If you haven't taken it yet, don't cheat! Click here to take the "How Good Be You're Grammer?" quiz. Quiz!
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    5 Easy Ways to Make Money Even if You're Unemployed

    5 Easy Ways to Make Money Even if You're Unemployed
    As unemployment continues to rise, everyone is looking for other ways to bring in some money while still searching for another job.  Although a job is the conventional way to earn money, sometimes you need to think outside the box or search outside your comfort zone in order to try something new and bring in a little bit of money ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    $30 One Way: Airlines Offer Deep Cuts on Fares

    $30 One Way: Airlines Offer Deep Cuts on Fares
    A trio of discount airlines led by Southwest on Tuesday rolled out some of the lowest fares seen in years. Southwest (LUV) is offering one-way fares of $30 on routes up to 400 miles, $60 on flights up to 750 miles and $90 on longer routes. The prices, which don't include taxes and fees, are good for travel between Sept. 9 ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Cutest Pets of Take Your Pet to Work Day

    If you’re a lucky owner of a furry four-legged companion (or a few of them!), you probably understand the heart-wrenching guilt of having to leave them at home all day while you’re working. Oh, how they suffer. No one to toss a toy around for them. No one to take them outside … or to let them back in. No laps ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Stress-Relieving Home Decor Ideas on a Budget

    Stress-Relieving Home Decor Ideas on a Budget
    Kim Danger, nationally-recognized savings expert and founder of www.mommysavers.com, has teamed up with Uniroyal Tire to release a series of e-books for the frugal-minded. The team’s e-books and videos can be found here, and they are available for free. My latest e-book, Pamper Yourself for Less, is all about making yourself a priority and creating some “me time.” The best place ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Answers to the Fashion IQ Quiz

    Answers to the Fashion IQ Quiz
    We created the Fashion IQ Quiz to test how much you know about all things fashionable. We listened to your feedback and are providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz. h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the Fashion IQ Quiz yet, go take it first! See answers on the next page... [page] 1) You’ll get your Birkin ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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