EAs / Executive Assistants on Fishbowl

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I wish there was a list of “Best Companies to Work for” geared towards EAs. Please share the companies you believe are the best companies for EAs. Companies that promote growth and development for the… more

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Help. I have an interview tomorrow. Please give your best tips.

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I think I actually hate being an EA

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KPMG announced yesterday that EA layoffs are coming within the next 2 months.

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I recently took up an hourly PT job for a woman who needs EA/PA support for her 1 woman operation. I think she’s lonely & just wanted someone to do work with & hangout. Personal & business… more

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Big 4 EAs: How many partners do you support? How many do you think is realistic for the pay and your sanity?

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Hi All - What are your thoughts on a white woman giving this floral arrangement to a black woman? Asking for a colleague who received this from her boss who she had previous issues and reportable incidents with.

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Would you retire at 62 or 65?

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Idk about y’all but every day this week has felt like a never ending fire drill; ‘summer’ really must be over :( any helpful tips for staying sane are appreciated!!

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At what age as an EA did you marry, if at all? I find myself devoted to my career which leaves little time for a romantic relationship, especially during Covid. Hoping there is some balance to be foun… more

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I’m just so sick of all the bitching from the client servers about their “horrible” raises this year. I’d give a finger away if I could get a 7.5% raise any year! Anyone else feel the same way or is i… more

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What are some good meals to make for dinner? Needing inspo

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I am finding it a bit difficult to work my partners calendar. He typically does not tell me of mtgs and he hardly responds, yet I get lectured if something messes up. How would you go about making sur… more

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Do you find working remotely during this time that you’re having a harder time staying on top of everything that’s going on? With the scattered communication and a boss who hasn’t been as focused and … more

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Looking for an EA/AA for a nonprofit in fidi nyc but only ten hours a week and remote for now. Would love to build the role into a fte Office Manager type role in the next year. Where is the best plac… more

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Gotta love it when one of your partners intentionally tricks you to “test” you. I’m only on week 4 at this job 😔

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Hi fellow EA fish 🐟🐠🐡 I’m hoping to make comp comparisons between MBB and the Big 4 since Glassdoor and other websites aren’t that accurate. Please feel free to DM!

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Need help with taking meeting minutes. What should be captured? Not every single word obviously but how do I distinguish what info should be captured?

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I spent three full days creating a case study for an Executive Assistant position I’m interviewing for. Has anyone else come across this? Do you think it’s overkill?

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My position was eliminated on July 22. I was the sole administrator for the firm and handled many HR duties. Accepted an offer today and start Monday. There IS hope!

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How does everyone feel about the future of the EA role going forward even into the post COVID era?

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How’s everyone holding up?

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Well, I’m out of advertising. After getting laid off on April 30th I held out in hopes I’d find something “cool” and be able to continue dressing like a clown for work (I’m heavily tattooed and have m… more

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What would you do? I was recently reached out to by an exec I worked for at another agency. He’s at a new agency and looking for an EA to assist him, the new president and another exec. However the ag… more

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Hi all! Has anyone had any luck finding a new job during this pandemic? I'm afraid I am about to be officially let go (was furloughed) and would like to start sending out my resume. Does anyone kn… more

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Hey there, has anyone had an employee review or gotten an evaluation during covid? Did you ask/get a raise?

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So. Should we talk unions for executive assistants?

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what do you use to keep your execs organized. I support 3 execs and since working from home things have gotten much busier and without being there to talk to them, it is all chat or calls when I can … more

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Just got a verbal office as senior EA with an investment management firm in Bay Area. YOE: 12 years. New to Bay Area so I’m not sure what kind of salary should I ask for?

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Over the last two years my job has slowly transitioned from executive assistant to personal assistant. I handle my bosses external committee and board member schedules, medical apts, vacation plans, b… more

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Good Morning

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Dwow what a week last week was!!

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😂😂

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What are some hobbies/ activities that you do when you have a bunch of down time?

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Everyone good so far this week??

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I am not looking forward to this week...

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