When I began to compose this list, it was for a co-worker who was transitioning from a lower level admin position to a C-level support position. It began as a list of the differences between an admin and an executive assistant. When I made the decision to post it to my blog, I discussed it with several of my admin colleagues. In those discussions I realized there are many admins doing EA duties and EAs that are honestly doing the bare minimum. Ultimately, I decided upon the terms “paycheck admin” and “career admin” for this post.
There are literally thousands of examples I could give, but I’d rather hear from some of my “career admin” colleagues. Please share some examples you’ve run across. If you don’t feel comfortable posting them in this forum, you could always private message me. I am not able to take credit for the entire list, my fabulous colleagues shared some of these examples with me :)
Here we go …
The Differences between a Paycheck Admin and a Career Admin
The Audacious Admin is Debbi L. Shaffer, an outgoing, resourceful and highly motivated executive assistant with 20 years of experience specializing in C-Suite Executive Support.