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    The Best Business Travel Websites

    The Best Business Travel Websites
    The big travel sites are hustling for business travelers, but there are other good options. AccessFares.com sells discount first-class and business-class tickets for international destinations on most major airlines. Airlinequality.com offers extensive airline reviews and ratings. Low-cost-airline-guide.com searches fares on budget airlines in Britain and Europe. Kayak.com compares and displays prices from across the Web, often finding deals other travel sites ...
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    All Aboard: Booking Trains for Business Travel

    All Aboard: Booking Trains for Business Travel
    Need to be productive en route? Take the train. On most Amtrak routes, four people can spread out at a table, use their cell phones, and actually do some work. Amtrak All routes have business-class cars and participate in an awards program, and most have cell phone-free cars. The Boston-to-Washington, D.C., Acela Express is geared specifically for the business traveler, with ...
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    Airline Cutbacks Ripple Across the U.S.

    Airline Cutbacks Ripple Across the U.S.
    Use the interactive map to locate the changes in your area. Airline cutbacks: About this graphic USA TODAY analyzed domestic airline schedule data from OAG — Official Airline Guide for October 2008. The data reflects what airlines had reported to OAG regarding their October schedules as of June 9. The analysis examined domestic schedules because that's where airlines are making the ...
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    Ways to Beautify Yourself with Office Supplies

    Ways to Beautify Yourself with Office Supplies
    One of an admin’s priorities is to maintain a professional appearance at the office. But everybody inevitably runs into one of those hit-the-snooze-button- didn't-get-to-shower- couldn't-find-mascara- drop-off-kids-at-school- spilled-coffee-on-the-drive-to-work mornings. If you need a beauty refresher before happy hour, give yourself a makeover with items and supplies you can find around your office. Disclaimer: These tips are do-it-yourself - to yourself - using ...
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    What to Capitalize in a Title

    This article will help you never forget what words are capitalized in a title. I love being an admin, but technicalities when it comes to writing and words were never my thing. After winning my 2nd grade spelling bee, it all went downhill from there. Unfortunately, overlooking seemingly trivial details doesn't cut it for a top admin. You must be ...
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    Planning a Trip for Your Boss: The Checklist

    Planning a Trip for Your Boss: The Checklist
    Follow our four important steps to ensure planning a trip for your boss goes smoothly: - Step 1: The Pre-Trip Discussion - Step 2: Booking the Flight - Step 3: Arranging the Hotel and Transportation -The Final Step: Go Over the Details with Your Boss Step 1: The Pre-Trip Discussion When you start your administrative work for anyone, you need to ...
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    Spill Your Secrets On AdminSecret's Anonymous Forums

    Spill Your Secrets On AdminSecret's Anonymous Forums
    Do you have a secret office crush? Do you want to tell that witch in accounting where she can stick that file? Is your coworker's fashion sense less cosmopolitan and just more... confused? Dish, rant, spill in AdminSceret's popular Anonymous Forums. Tell all in this totally-fun and totally-safe discussion zone. It's like your own online journal/ punching bag/ best listener ever. ...
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    Beware Admins! Warning Signs of a Toxic Boss

    Beware Admins!  Warning Signs of a Toxic Boss
    We've all heard stories about the nightmare of working for a toxic boss. Some of us have even had the unique displeasure of doing so ourselves. Red flags to such behavior often appear as early as the interview process. We've compiled 10 warning signs of a toxic boss. Watch for them in the interview and you might be able to avoid ...
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    When the Sound of Your Mouse Isn't the Only "Clique" In the Office

    When the Sound of Your Mouse Isn't the Only "Clique" In the Office
    We had to go through it in elementary school, being the last one picked for the team. We had to go through it in high school, being excluded from the all important “popular group”. What about at work? Is there an exclusive group at the office where others are not welcome, also known as the clique? How do you know if ...
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    Sounding the Alarm about Workplace Privacy Issues

    I recently attended an IAAP dinner meeting and we had a lawyer speak to us about the proper disposal of confidential documents. As assistants we often work with information that is confidential and we need to use good practices when disposing of these documents. In Canada document disposal came to the attention of Ontario’s Privacy Commissioner in the filming of a ...
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    4 Steps to Setting up E-mail Distribution Lists

    Do you find yourself having to write each person's e-mail address over and over again for certain e-mails? Do you wish that you could make life simpler by just entering one item that would include a list of e-mail addresses? Here are 4 simple steps to creating an e-mail distribution list in Microsoft Outlook: 1. Make sure that you are in ...
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    5 Steps to Better Ergonomic Health

    5 Steps to Better Ergonomic Health
    Do you feel sore during the work day? Do you feel like you have to get up and stretch every so often? Do you need a break once in a while? If you answered yes of any or all of these questions, your ergonomical setup might either be incorrect or you are not moving about enough during your day. Here are ...
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    Auto Signatures in E-mail

    Auto Signatures in E-mail
    Do you have an "auto signature" set up in your e-mail? If you don't, here are a few reasons you may want to consider setting one up. If you already have one set up, see if it's as complete as you may want it to be. Good auto signatures are a sign of professionalism. It's the polish at the end of ...
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    What Is the First Impression of Your Office?

    What Is the First Impression of Your Office?
    First impressions count! Part of an administrative professional’s unwritten job title is to professionally project and promote the corporate brand and image to the public. As administrative professionals, we do that by how we greet our guests and how we maintain our desk and accompanying office areas where we work. Walk in the front door of your office and look around ...
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    How Often Are You Backing Up?

    How Often Are You Backing Up?
    Having a discussion with some writers at a forum recently it became obvious that many were not backing up their computers at all, or their websites online. Consequently if they got a virus that affected their computer and put it out of action, they ran the risk of losing all of their material and/or not having access to it for awhile. ...
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    The Cost Behind Checking Bags

    The Cost Behind Checking Bags
    To deal with the soaring price of jet-fuel virtually every major airline is now charging fees for checking bags. AdminSecret did the research and has the 411. See the list below for the details (rates refer to domestic flights and exclude all 1st class and premium customers): American Airlines For those who buy tickets after June 14th American Airlines is implementing ...
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    Office Emergency and Disaster Preparedness

    Office Emergency and Disaster Preparedness
    Disaster Preparedness is essential for disasters. A written plan of your insurance information, medical and personal information, as well as inventory of belongings and copies of your important papers will help you get back up and running after the disaster is over. Prepare now. A complete plan of action of where you will go, what you will take, and who will ...
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    AdminSecret's Featured Writers and Partners

    AdminSecret is lucky to host content from some of the most highly acclaimed and seasoned professionals in the administrative field. From authors to bloggers to a toy company, AdminSecret aims to deliver expert, applicable and fun advice and tips from the best in the business. Check out our list of Featured Authors and be sure to glance at their sites, too! ...
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    Tips to Stop Work From Taking Over Your Life

    Tips to Stop Work From Taking Over Your Life
    Many work/life coaches glibly assert that administrative professionals must be responsible for achieving their own balance in the face of ever-increasing demands -- from 9 to 5 and beyond. But given their spot in the org chart, admins often feel compelled to sacrifice too much for their jobs. “It’s a partnership, but management has the bigger responsibility for admins’ work/life balance, ...
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    Ten Tips to Stay Happy at Work

    Ten Tips to Stay Happy at Work
    If you find yourself longing for greener work pastures, don't immediately go looking for the first exit ramp off of your chosen career path. The Balance Team, which specializes in professional- and personal-growth seminars for administrative and executive assistants in Fortune 1000 companies, suggests these 10 tips for staying content at work: 1. Keep Personal Problems Personal: When you're preoccupied with ...
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