Myth busters

How many times have you been asked what you do for a living and you find yourself saying, ‘Oh I’m just an assistant’, or worse still you get described by your colleagues as being ‘just the admin person’. The fact of the matter is though, there is nothing ‘just’ about what we do! With still so many negative stereotypes associated with the EA/PA role today, join the movement and get on board to debunk these myths, influence others and become trailblazers of change to improve the perception of the EA role and the value we truly add.

How to join the movement

Simply tag any posts or relevant articles (including WTRB blogs!) with #demolishnegativeEAPAstereotypesforgood and share amongst your social media networks, it’s that easy. Commit to re-educating our friends, family and colleagues on what we really do and help to bring the perception of the assistant role into this century! Lastly consider your own presence and how you’re perceived. Let’s all lead by example – if you want to be taken seriously, then act seriously.

Below are a few posts that discuss the topic….


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The misconceptions of diary management: Not as easy as it ...

Let me set the scene……you wake to your alarm going off and you slowly peel your eyelids open, smashing around the bedside table trying to find your phone. Hitting snooze ...
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Dealing with rejection: When you don’t get the role you ...

Going through the interview process can be tough, especially when you’re genuinely in need of another role. The process can be draining – from customising every ...
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Mind the gap! Dealing with the difference between what you’re ...

You don’t need to tell an EA that there is usually a massive gap between what is written in their job description stating what they’re employed to do ...
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The EA/PA Role: When your friends and family just don’t ...

Do you ever get the feeling that all your friends and your family think you do is answer phones and make coffee? Do you think ...
#demolishnegativeEAPAstereotypesforgoodAdmin TrendsJoin the movementMyth busters

Be bold for change: Happy International Women’s Day to all ...

Happy International Women’s Day!!! To all my fellow female assistants, I hope that wherever you were today, that your company celebrated you, along with your ...
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The struggles of being an EA…..you’re not alone

Through writing this blog I’ve found that commonly we all seem to share the same thoughts, feelings and challenges. Where there are good rewarding elements ...