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Mrs. Lipman lacked organizational skills.
Tags:organization, organizational skill, organizational skills, office manager, office managers, office management, file, files, file clerk, file clerks, filing clerk, filing clerks, organisational skill, organisational skills, unqualified, disorganised, disorganized, unorganized, unorganised, out of control, lose control, losing control, incompetent, incompetence, file, files, filing, filing cabinet, filing cabinets, desk job, desk jobs
"If we give you an office with a window, how do we know you won't just fly away?"
Tags:bird, birds, birdman, birdmen, hiring, hiring process, hire, interview, interviews, job interview, job interviews, interviewer, interviewers, interviewee, interviewees, human resources, hr, h.r., recruitment, recruiter, recruiters, job application, job applications, applicant, applicant, searching for work, looking for a job, applying for a job, searching for a job, employee, employment, promotion, promotions, office manager, office managers, office management, businessman, businessmen, office, offices, office space, office spaces, anthropomorphic, anthropomorphism
'Somebody should tell our office manager that a motorized filing cabinet does not qualify as an electronic health record system.'
"Aaah . . . The smell of fresh-mown employees."
Tags:taskmaster, taskmasters, boss, bosses, executive, executives, manager, managers, office manager, office managers, throw your weight around, throwing your weight around, corporate ladder, corporate hierarchy, hierarchy, hierarchies, morning, mornings, start off the day, starting off the day, iron fist, ruler, rulers, dictator, dictators, dictatorship, dictatorships, refresh, refreshes, refreshing, invigorate, invigorates, invigorating
A knight sits as the receptionist in front of a castle.
"Management just spent twelve million dollars hiring an outside agency to help them control their spending."
"Leadership is more than shouting loudly and showing people pictures of your bank balance!"
Tags:leader, leadership, leadership training, leaders, manager, management, managers, office manager, office managers, braggart, braggarts, bad manager, bad management, social skills, shout, shouts, shouting, yell, yells, yelling, bank balance, bank balances, large bank balance, large bank balances, rich person, rich people
"Do you think it's the chap who runs our meetings?"
"I'll check and see if he's available."
Tags:receptionist, receptionists, secretary, secretaries, operator, operators, phone operator, phone operators, office manager, office managers, gatekeeper, gatekeepers, ouija board, ouija boars, ouija, spirit, spirits, ghost, ghosts, talking to the dead, dead, death, executive assistant, executive assistants, assistant, assistants, administrative assistant, administrative assistants, office life, office culture, office, offices, unavailable, hold my calls, avoid, avoiding, avoidance, call screener, call screening
"I can't stand microwave managers."
Tags:manager, managers, management, micromanger, micromanagers, micromanaging, managing, micro-management, micro-manager, micro-managers, micro manager, micro managers, micro management, break room, breakroom, office manager, office managers, office management, microwave, microwaves, nag, nags, nagging, annoy, annoying, annoyance, annoyances, irritation, irritations, irritate, irritates, irritating, corporate culture, corporate climate, office culture, business culture
'He's busy right now. I have to put you on hold. Would you like to hear show tunes, classical or easy listening?'
"Which of you knows how to operate the paper shredder?"
'It just never dawned on me that one of his super powers was supervising."
Tags:superheroes, superhero, super hero, super heroes, hero, superpower, superpowers, super power, super powers, heroes, comic books, comics, supervisors, hr, work, boss, bosses, supervision, coworkers, office work, corporate, company, management, managers, office manager, desk work, cubicles, job skill, job skills
He was destined for greatness. Whatever that meant.
'You remind me of myself when I was young and stupid.'
Tags:generations, generational differences, office culture, reminiscing, reflecting, office work, office workers, boss, bosses, manager, managers, office manager, general managers, company, companies, corporate, corporations, young and stupid, young and dumb, old age, wisdom, advice, mentor, mentors, mentoring, business mentor, business mentors, business mentoring
"I'm not jumping through hoops for you. It's my hula hoop. I'm doing this for me."
Tags:hula hoop, hula hoops, hula-hoop, hula-hoops, jumping through hoops, assistant, assistants, pa, pas, personal assistant, personal assistants, managements, manager, managers, management, office politics, pride, power, empowering, empowerment, feminism, equality, work, hierarchy, office hierarchy, boss, secretaries, secretary, office manager, proud, self worth, entitlement
"Well I think I'm good at bureaucratic mismanagement but my particular strength is in interfering in things I know nothing about!"
"Cutting the budget is easy!...All you need to do is get rid of all that wasteful admin...what do they do!"
"I'm going to need a larger waste basket, Al, Marge and I want to start a family."
Tags:mouse, mice, rat, rats, rodent, rodents, anthropomorphic, anthropomorphism, household, households, home, homes, office manager, office managers, office management, office, offices, office supply, office supplies, office equipment, manager, managers, management, supervisor, supervisors, supervising, supervision, boss, bosses, employee, employees, employment, promotion, promotions, family, children, child, family planning, pregnancy, pregnant, fatherhood, father, color, colour
All Visitors Must Be Announced Then Denigrated in Some Way.
Tags:visitor, visitors, visiting, sign, signs, sign-in, signs in, signing in, sarcasm, sarcastic, receptionist, receptionists, hostile, hostility, antisocial, unfriendly, welcome, welcomes, welcoming, office manager, office managers, office administrator, office administrators, secretary, secretaries, lobby, lobbies, waiting room, waiting rooms, greeting, greetings, surly, surliness, first impression, first impressions, bad first impression, bad first impressions
"Top management told middle management to tell me to tell you to shape up."
Tags:corporate culture, corporate climate, corporate climates, corporate ladder, corporate ladders, manager, managers, management, managing, middle manager, middle managers, middlemen, middleman, middle men, middle man, discipline, disciplines, disciplining, disciplinarian, disciplinarians, talking to, talking tos, office manager, office managers, upper management, top manager, top managers, delegate, delegates, delegation
"That's not what you told my screener you wanted to talk about."
Tags:phone, phones, phone call, phone calls, screen, screens, screening, screener, screeners, secretary, secretaries, boss, bosses, office assistant, office assistants, office assistance, assistant, assistance, chat, chats, chatting, talk, talks, talking, office manager, office managers, business call, business calls, caller, callers, deceive, deceives, deceiving, deception, deceptions, lie, lies, lying, liar, liars