Don’t Panic

— Jun 17, 2013 —

We’re all human, and erring catches up to us at some point in our careers. We asked administrative professionals from all backgrounds, industries and experience levels what types of panic-inducing situations they’ve experenced.

Here are a few of our favorites.

When I wake up late for work and have to get ready in a flash

Expectation:

jump into clothing

Reality:

nothing to wear


When I see an absurdly large number of unread emails in my inbox on Monday (or any) morning

Expectation:

baby speed reading


Reality:

this is too much


When I accidentally interrupt my boss

His reaction:

interrupting your boss


My subsequent reaction:

escaping down hallway


When I cancel a meeting on my boss’s behalf but forget to notify the other members in attendance (and watch in horror as they all pile into the meeting room!)

panda saying oh no


When, regardless of my missteps, my work is appreciated and valued

dancing with joy


Because after all, as an administrative professional, my role within the organization is that of gatekeeper, relationship manager and business partner

high five

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