whats the difference between an office manager and an office assistant?

just wondering because theres a debate going on in my office between my coworker and i whether or not im an office manager or not. any help would be great - thanks!

Asked By: _CåЯißßєåи_Gєm_ - 7/2/2008
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Office managers run the office for the professionals (doctors, lawyers, engineers, etc.). They are kind of like the chief of all administrative staff... More
Answered By: Changenator - 7/2/2008
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managers manage, and assistant assist.
Answered By: vivid - 7/2/2008
If you make work assignments, verify quality stats, are the primary contact for the office (ie, whatever person/organization is next up on the food chain to your office calls YOU for things), approve vacation time, and set work schedules....yeah, you're the manager.
Answered By: BDZot - 7/2/2008
Why not ask your boss what your title is? Most managers report directly to VP's or Directors, and receive a higher rate of pay than anyone below them.
Answered By: John D - 7/2/2008
Managers usually supervise others; an assistant helps out.
Answered By: Homeless in Phoenix - 7/2/2008
The office manager is the boss, the office assistant is a helper, a clerk.
Answered By: darkdiva - 7/2/2008
the assistant assists the manager
Answered By: Jessica - 7/3/2008
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