How much are you tipping your administrative assistant this year? Trying to figure out what to do since I’ve had no interaction with mine since before covid (and even before then, they didn’t do much for me). For reference, my firm did not lay off staff or implement any pay cuts.

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$100 each via Amazon e-gift card.

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I’m organizing a pooled gift for my shared admin assistant this year and it’s been really interesting seeing what people are donating. I also haven’t had much interaction with her since WFH started, but my firm did institute paycuts and layoffs so I want to be mindful of that.

I am a rising second year and I’m going to give her $100. My peer donated $50. A paralegal she supports donated $15 and another paralegal she supports donated $50. It’s all over the board.

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I am organizing the pooling for six non-secretarial staff members. We aimed at $250 each as this is a number from last year.

We’re pooling in my office as well, it went really well last year (each staff member ended up with $100, which is great for a small office with a lot of staff)

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