There's a person in my office who handles PO's & invoices, licensing compliance, scheduling, staff reporting, timsheets, filters telephone calls, arranges birthdays, etc...and she always does the job cheerfully. She has the responsibility of an office manager but - sadly - without the pay. Poor girl sits by herself and I make a point to go over and say hello at least once a day. My opinion is that she doesn't receive nearly enough recognition and she has more capability than the tasks she is given.
Anyway, she was away sick for a few days earlier this month and we certainly felt the pain. She's the glue that keeps the place from falling to pieces. We should be more respectful and appreciative. Let's not forget "Fight Club" :-)
James Stover, McDBA