Congratulation on your new job! The day has finally come.
You had many interviews, and finally, you are sitting at your desk. Most new work situations will begin with an orientation and a chance to learn about your new company.
As you meet your new team and getting to know the lay of the land.
Here are some tips on how you should be treating the admins in your new job.
Notice the colleagues you never see
Some of us get so busy with a new job that we fail to notice the other people in the rooms. I am not talking about your co-workers or your other members.
I am talking about the people we don't see; the admins, cooks, janitors, etc who work at a company. You rarely see them, yet their contributions to the company are of great importance.
Most of us see these people around the office as a form of “nuisance maintenance manager”.
We ask for them for something when it involves cleaning up something in the kitchen or cleaning up a mess.
These very admins could be the business leaders of tomorrow, but as of now, they are making an impact on everyone’s life. So, the next time you see them give a smile.
Find out what type of work the admins perform
The next time you are early to work, if you see a dirty cup in the sink, please wash it or put it into the dishwasher.
It won't take very long at all. Be mindful of the people that are working around you.
The admins are the front line of their company. They are the first face you see in the morning and the last face when you leave. Trust me, I have seen them working hard.
Their job is hard. Admins are making appointments, getting food, setting up events, cleaning up after us when we create a mess in the conference room.
Admins deal with confrontation in ways you no longer experience. They do endless chores for us, sometimes even when they are the admin for another team.
Admins keep smiling through it all and will help in any way they can around the office. We should be thanking them endlessly.
Treat them like an office firefighter
The next time you have a fire to put out and ask for their help, make sure you really need it. Be mindful of their duties for the day. Admins are very helpful, but they have priorities, too.
It might be something you can do yourself. Ask them if they have the time and never assume they will do it for you.
Remember they do much more than you realize!
Be polite to the admins who magically make things happen
Admins get everything done when it needs to be done. It’s like they have magic powers.
Yes, I use the phrase “magic powers” because they make things happen now and fast.
The next time you see an Admin, give them a high-five because they deserve it.
And a long time ago, before you became a successful executive, you were an admin, too.