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Old 06-10-2019, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Nothing needs to be said here. She has little clue how the world works so anything you say will not make sense to her.
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:32 AM
 
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Most companies don't even allow conversations like that. Surprised an office manager wouldn't know that.

It is actually illegal to forbid (most) employees to discuss their wages and working conditions under the National Labor Relations Act of 1937.
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:34 AM
 
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The fact that the salaries are floating around like that is bad.

But it is perfectly legal for good reason.
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:38 AM
 
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What I would tell the Secretary is what skills/education/experience/training she was that would warrant such a salary.

Also, the secretary job she is currently doing is only worth $25,000. They can easily replace her.
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:47 AM
 
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The front office is the one of the most critical pieces of an operation, but most people do not use it for gaining customers.
A front office that cannot conduct an intelligent conversation about the business I immediately walk. There is nothing more embarrassing than having dumb staff.
Bean counters are a dime a dozen and often give bad advice.
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Old 06-10-2019, 09:35 AM
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Location: Texas
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Originally Posted by Oh Oh It's Magic View Post
The front office is the one of the most critical pieces of an operation, but most people do not use it for gaining customers.
A front office that cannot conduct an intelligent conversation about the business I immediately walk. There is nothing more embarrassing than having dumb staff.
Bean counters are a dime a dozen and often give bad advice.
I feel the same way. Also, if a business doesn't have a live person who answers their phone, I'll often hang up and call some other place. I prefer to deal with people if I can, rather than some automated phone "robot" system.
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Old 06-10-2019, 09:47 AM
 
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The young lady who works as our Receptionist is angry at her paycheck. She is 27 years old and makes about $25,000 a year. She is a High School Graduate, knows how to type, use some functions of Microsoft Office and answers the phone and greets visitors. She overheard people talking about one of our Accountants making about $75,000 a year.

The Accountant has a Masters in Accounting and a CPA. (Certified Public Accountant) and had to pass all kinds of really hard classes in six years of college and get her CPA, which was very hard. She, the Accountant, is also 27 years old.

The Receptionist thinks it is OK for the Accountant to make a little more than she makes but not three times as much. She says they both work hard and she, the Receptionist, deserves at least 70% of the money the Accountant makes.

What should I tell her?
that her reasoning skills are why she is a receptionist
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Old 06-10-2019, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Rochester NY
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What should I tell her?
To make better life choices.
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Old 06-10-2019, 12:14 PM
 
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The front office is the one of the most critical pieces of an operation, but most people do not use it for gaining customers.
A front office that cannot conduct an intelligent conversation about the business I immediately walk. There is nothing more embarrassing than having dumb staff.
Bean counters are a dime a dozen and often give bad advice.
Actually, bean counters are about $75k per year, based on the OP.
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:07 PM
 
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Tell her to investigate how much those degrees cost in time and money and to go get her own if she want the big bucks. Or just accept the consequences of her life choices if she is unwilling to do anything about it.
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