Different jobs offer different duties and chance to interact with the boss, like an HR executive will have greater chance to talk with boss than a software programmer. People involved in administrative jobs have to thus learn to deal with boss personalities so that they are able to give them a satisfactory reply each time and save themselves from arguments.
This is not easy, of course it is not, after all boss is a boss who has the power to ask hundred questions for simple things completely confuse employees and still seek proper replies. I have in fact seen numerous employees into administrative jobs shiver when they have to talk to the boss regarding some critical issue and there are hundreds of other people who leave their jobs as they are unable to cope with their boss.
Boss personalities can be classified into various unique categories, however three of the most important are, authoritative, egocentric and everyman boss. When you are into administrative jobs you need to understand your bosss personality and deal with them accordingly.
An authoritative boss is very specific about the manner in which the task is done and loves to know the details. To work with them collaboratively and want that they should appreciate you for your work then you need to make sure that you work efficiently to complete all assigned tasks with details so that you have accurate answers to all the questions asked.
An egocentric boss is self-motivated and less cooperative with the administrative staff. He/she is less interested in feedback or suggestion on any issue and wants that things or processes should be done or followed as per their instructions. Calm is the most important thing needed to deal with such bosses because it is only when you are calm that you will able to deal with their nature.
Everyman boss is a little easy going and gives staff space to talk freely and suggest different things. However these bosses are often seen to be weak in leading the team. Administrative staff should understand their weakness and use it to their advantage by using leadership skills whenever you feel that the decision taken is incorrect.