Don't Panic

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




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



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When I accidentally interrupt my boss

My subsequent reaction: 

His reaction:

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!)

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

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