Monday, April 28, 2014

How to Book a Table at French Laundry


I've been trying to get weekend reservations for the French Laundry for my employer, to no avail. I've been using Open Table, pre-loading all of the pertinent data and upon the click of midnight, at 2 months out for the desired date, I'm consistently a nanosecond too late. How can I get these reservations? Is there a backdoor, handshake with a $100 bill? If so, who do I give the $100 to to guarantee this reservation? Help!

I've been following your blog this past year and your candid and useful info is so wonderful to know: The unspoken rules that rule loudly.

Kind Regards,

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Top 10 Differences Between Secretaries & Admin

Happy Admin Day, everyone!  I'm sure you may have seen the below already, though I never have and thought it'd be fun to share.  Not sure who wrote it.  Keep up the good work!


10. Secretaries make coffee, administrative professionals procure international resources to motivate and empower staff.

Friday, April 4, 2014

How to Work for A Difficult Boss

Today’s question comes from a new reader!


Came across your blog while doing some research for a position I'm interviewing with on Monday.  I've been an EA on and off for years to pay the bills between various contracts.  My background is in management, but a girl has to pay the bills...

As I mentioned, I'm interviewing for a very high profile position next week for a Chairman of a major international company.  I seriously want this job.  I have a strong personality and don't like to take crap, but I've been warned that this guy is a serious hot head.  Just wondering if you have any advice on how to cope with a boss who is basically a rude ass, and there's nothing you can do about it.  I've experienced this before... these guys who probably have personality disorders or some undiagnosed mental condition (OCD, bi-polar, etc...) and no matter what you do, they seem to get pleasure blaming you/me... any female in the room.  I've also noted it's never a man... Whatever...  I'm certainly not a sucker for punishment, but if I could land this job and make it work without feeling like I've completely lost all self-respect, it could be my ticket.