Case in point - a close of friend of mine has an assistant. Let's go over some of her glowing credentials:
It might say 8am-11am & 12n-3:15pm on the time clock, but what it really means is..... please feel free to come in ANYTIME but 8am. I appreciate texts at 4am when you are coming back from your first day after your "unspecified length of time maternity leave" that you can't make it because your baby was up crying the night before. What's that? Your unemployed man can't stay home and nap with the baby?
2. Sick Leave.
Of course you can call in sick numerous times a month for you and/or your child/spouse/significant other/weird relative. The first of the month (almost EVERY month for almost a year) is really the best time.
I would appreciate it if you could at least nod and act like you understand me when I say "This STAYS IN THE OFFICE" before you run over to your tenants houses and blabbity blab it all to them.
When I ask you to take notes, I mean take notes. Pick up a pen and paper and WRITE DOWN THE WORDS COMING OUT OF MY MOUTH. That way you can do What I tell you, How I tell you, When I tell you. Because we both know only are you NOT going to ask questions later, but I'm going to have to go over your work and fix all of your mistakes so I don't get wrote up at an audit.