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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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    Meetings: A Necessary Evil

    Meetings: A Necessary Evil
    How much time do you spend in meetings? How much of it is necessary? Industry Week reports that the estimated cost of wasted time in unproductive meetings exceeds $37 billion annually. Estimate a meeting’s cost by taking the average hourly rate of the participants - a conservative estimate for managers is $40/hour - and multiplying it by the number of people ...
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    Ten Tips for Starting and Staying in Business

    Ten Tips for Starting and Staying in Business
    Copyright © 2004-2008 by Kelly Poelker. All rights reserved. Starting a new business is such an exciting time in life. You’ve got an idea for a product or service that you know will be a success. All you’ve got to do is make it happen. Follow these tips and you’ll be well on your way to entrepreneurship. 1. Find your passion ...
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    How to Make Your Cubicle Not Feel Like a Chokehold

    How to Make Your Cubicle Not Feel Like a Chokehold
    For many otherwise happy workers, the cubicle is the bane of modern work life. Although cubicles give the illusion of privacy, those little walls are easily penetrated by your cube mates' incessant sounds and conversations. Not only is a lack of cube etiquette a problem, but spending most of your workday sitting can also make you feel like your muscles have ...
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    Analysis: This Is an Awkward One

    Analysis: This Is an Awkward One
    Did Tara Conroy do the right thing when she asked her boss to stop telling her and other employees how "especially lovely" they look today—even though the man clearly meant well? Although experts have different ideas about how to go about it, they agree that the flattery needed to stop. "Even if it's not sexual harassment, it's definitely inappropriate behavior," says ...
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    Know Your Rights: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

    Know Your Rights: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
    You may think that sexual advances are just a part of the stereotype that surrounds administrative staff - for years, the "Secretary" icon has been linked to sexuality and femininity in a derogatory manner. For some, the boss's daily comment on how you look is just part of the job. After all, you're the first person that clients encounter, you have ...
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    How to Fill in for Your Boss

    How to Fill in for Your Boss
    Stepping into the boss's shoes for a day or two is no big deal but if you're taking over for a longer stretch there are a number of issues to keep in mind EVEN the hardest-working managers need to take a break sometime, whether it's for a short holiday or a 12-month secondment to another office. And when they do, you ...
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    13 Bosses and How to Make Them Love You

    Along with paychecks, deadlines, and overtime, bosses are one of the things you just can’t avoid in the workplace. But how to identify these strange characters and deal with them? Don’t go it alone — it’s a jungle out there. We show you how! [page] The Robot Distinguishing characteristics: An empty desk, no family pictures. What they do: All business, all ...
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    Seven Secrets to Save on Supplies

    Seven Secrets to Save on Supplies
    Companies always want their employees to be frugal, and the cost of office supplies is one key expense that may be reduced. But how do you manage with less when your workload is up, thanks to company downsizing? Here are seven ways to get the most out of what you've got. h4. Shop Wisely Anticipating future needs can be quite cost-effective. ...
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    A Beginner's Guide to Creating Newsletters

    A Beginner's Guide to Creating Newsletters
    Your boss has put you in charge of a company or department newsletter, but you've never taken an editing or graphic design class? Don't panic. Today, many admins are taking on this responsibility. These tips will help you get started. h4. Concise Content The biggest mistake newsletter novices make is including articles that are too long, says Elaine Floyd, the St. ...
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