Who has An Administrative Assistant

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by zimmatic, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. zimmatic

    zimmatic LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 409

    Who has a administrative assitant? I am looking to hire one and wanted a few thoughts on advantages and pitfalls. Looking to get feedback from those who have one.
     
  2. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    I've been "considering" it for at least 6 years now :) Never pulled the trigger.
     
  3. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,674

    My wife is mine. She has "other" duties also.
     
  4. snomaha

    snomaha LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 858

    My experience has been great. I looked for someone who was very detailed - basically the exact opposite of me. Great to have someone who can take the mundane or tedious duties off my plate and let me work on my business. Pay her $13 per hour.
     
  5. zimmatic

    zimmatic LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 409

    I wanted to make a distinction between a bookkeeper and an admin assistant. My bookkeeper now is also my admin assistant and it is too much for her so I am separating the duties.

    Snomaha, What things do you NOT delegate to your assistant? Do they also interact with your teams? How many hours a day do you have them work, any after hour duties---business related! nothing crude!
     
  6. snomaha

    snomaha LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 858

    I don't delegate any of the customer relationships - she will also support our operations manager occasionally. She works a normal 40 hr workweek but is available for more or less hours depending on what time of year it is.
     

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