I have worked in the same position for almost 3 years. I love the work but have gone through 7-8 assistants due to my companies issues and of course, some of the assistants issues needing insurance and so on. During Covid they let my best assistant go and I worked since then, April 2020, till now without one and we have been extremely busy and I need one desperately. I am in Real Estate, so as you know it is crazy! I have been noted in my review to have been a hero at keeping the office open through the year and keeping everyone safe. It goes on and on. I received my raise, I received a 1.74%. Last year I received the same. This is what this company gives out to all OA's. I stay late, I am the best, (I get told that over and over), OA they have ever had. But, it is insulting and the fact that they can't get me another assistant really makes me upset! I feel like they are not taking care of their employees like they should! I am not making a great hourly wage but it is top of the Administrative Assistant range. Still I feel really left degraded and insulted. There is more to the story, they don't even have anyone to cover me now. I tried to get help in for today and tomorrow. Sorry, we have no one to send you. "We are short on staff right now!" I think they furloughed too many! Sorry for the long message! Just so frustrated!
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Help...I have a very touchy situation and I don't know what to do.
I have an employee...who is good at her job, we really like her personality and so do our patients. She's really everything we would want in an employee. However, She very unhappy in her marriage. To her credit..she tries not to "bring it" to work. But her husband keeps her upset, has her on a super short leash...like so short she has to leave work at 5 pm on the dot..even if she has not finished her work.
Again..to her credit...she tries to shield all of us from what goes on in her personal life. Here's the real problem. Her husband has started verbally abusing our other employees; cussing one out in particular saying this lady was helping his wife cheat on him.....of course that is not true. The other lady took her out to lunch for her birthday on their one hour lunch break. Did I mention he has her on Life360 tracker? We can't ask her to run any errands for the office...like go to the bank or get office supplies because he keeps her tracked and loses his mind if she veers away from the office. We've all sympathetically stood back and remained supportive to her and been mindful of her dignity. BUT now this man is abusing our other employees. He's now crossed into our business. We are not sure what to do. We are certain if we say anything to her and she tells him he will damage her physically, or our property. Plus we don't want to make things worse for her at home. I'm finding out today he blows up her phone at work..and if she doesn't answer it right away he starts blowing up the office phone...when whoever answer says "she's with a patient"..he replies "yeah sure she is..."
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4 Steps to Self-Leadership
Let's dive into the world of self-leadership and how it can totally amp up your game. It's like having your own personal power toolkit to navigate the challenges and own your success. Ready to level up? Let's do this with style and grace:
Alright, picture this: it's like having a heart-to-heart with yourself over a cozy cup of tea. Here's the lowdown on getting to know the boss babe within:
Getting Real: Embrace your strengths, quirks, and what makes you, well, you. Knowing your jam sets the stage for embracing your awesomeness.
Emotional IQ: Ever feel like your emotions are doing the cha-cha without an invite? Recognize those feelings and where they're coming from. It's all about tuning into your emotional vibe.
Social Smarts: You're not just a player in the game; you're the game-changer. Understand your role in your relationships and society. It's like being the conductor of your own symphony.
Life throws curveballs, right? It's all about keeping your cool and rolling with the punches. Here's how to be the calm amidst the storm:
Staying Grounded: Know why you react the way you do. Keep those emotions in check, especially when the going gets tough. Breathe, babe!
Riding the Waves: Life's like a rollercoaster ride, but you're in the driver's seat. Manage those emotions and behaviors like a pro. Stay steady, even when the waters get choppy.
Time to let your light shine, girl! It's about being true to yourself, inside and out:
Inner Glow: Share your dreams, fears, and everything in between. Let your inner light shine bright, babe. It's all about being authentically you.
Outer Radiance: Your vibe attracts your tribe, right? Own your style, your words, and your moves. Be the queen of your castle and let your presence speak volumes.
You're the CEO of your own destiny, babe. Time to own it and keep on slayin':
Taking Ownership: Hold yourself accountable, babe. Own your actions and decisions like a boss. You've got the power to make things happen.
Keep Growing: Life's a journey, not a destination. Embrace the lessons, learn from the falls, and keep on shining bright.
To all the amazing women in management, remember: self-leadership isn't just about being in charge; it's about owning your journey and embracing your power. So, let's rock those heels, seize the day, and show the world what we're made of. You've got this, girl! ???
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I have a master's degree in healthcare administration with 6 years of supervisory/managerial experience.
I am having a difficult time returning to the workforce after taking a year on a sabbatical. What will be the BEST certification to get that will make me more marketable? I want to focus on business/strategy more than managing people. Thanks in advance.
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I'm sorry, but how are people supposed to find a job where there are this many applicants????
This is an example of a job that I recently applied for.
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I filed an EEOC complaint on April last year.
It is for racial discrimination, age discrimination and retaliation and harassment. The big corporation has not fired me as of today even though I have not worked since 12-29-23. I am under care of psychiatrist and therapist and primary doctor for now having to be on blood pressure medication due to severe stress. I have over 100 pages of documentation submitted to EEOC. Should I get an Attorney now or wait until EEOC finishes their investigation? I was not offered mediation but offered remedies of reporting to a different manager, moving to another restaurant and back pay because my hours were cut from 20 part time hours to 10 hours per week after I filed HR Complaint against Manager on 03-03-23.
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How to get better at asking for help at work:
Hi ladies! I could really use some advice on how to tackle my biggest professional weakness. I can't seem to bring myself to ask for help at work, even when I really need it. Normally this isn't a huge issue, but a ran into a brick wall on Monday in this respect. There was a lot happening on the production floor and in the middle of it all there was a problem with one of our lines and the other three lines needed attention all at the same time. Instead of radioing for one of the other techs, I tried to juggle everything at one and the problem line issues blew up in my face and I had a surprise meeting with my boss and my director about this and they pointed out that this has been an issue in the past. The director said that I am not expected to do it all and to use my resources. Basically, a professional way of saying get over yourself and ask for help when you need it. I need to get over my fear of asking for help at work, so I figured this is a good place to start. What tips do you ladies have for asking for help even when it's hard? I try to do it all and it clearly isn't doing me any favors, so what do you all think? Thanks!