Two days ago the new admin in our department sent me an email and asked me to make some labels for her. I figured that she was swamped and didn't mind helping her out. However, she didn't really put it as a request that one admin would make to another: "Hey Lisa, I'm swamped. Do you have time to make these labels for me?" Instead it said "Please put these five names on labels that are to be placed on envelope." Kind of what I'd expect from the managers and supervisors I support. And they are usually nicer about it than that. Not only that, but 15 minutes after I got the request she was in my cube panicked because I didn't have them for her yet. I thought it was weird, but maybe we'd need to break her into the norms for our department. Then yesterday about 30 minutes before A (the other admin) and I were leaving she sent both of us an email that said "There are boxes of files in the cube where our new hire will sit. Could one of you move them?" Again weird, but they were A's boxes so I wasn't concerned. I ignored the email thinking that A would answer. This morning A and I both got another email in the stream of the night before that said "I need to know how this is going to be handled." and A answered "I have removed the boxes to another area." The new admin replied to A, copying both of us "There are things in the drawers that need to be cleared out. Could you get that taken care of and wipe down the surfaces?" At that point I was more than uncomfortable with new admins demands, I was incensed! A answered back that this was her last week in the department and she had deadlines that she had to meet before she departed. She wouldn't have time to complete the request. And I answered back that I would have housecleaning come up an clean the cube. I bit my tongue to not say that A is not on the maid service and neither am I. Without answering my conclusion of the matter new admin then sent me a reply to A's answer asking me to clean the cube. I sent her back an email that said "Did you not read my reply?" Within 2 minutes A was in my cube furious at new admins attitude. I told her that I'd only offered to have the cube cleaned to calm the matter until we could have my supervisor handle the situation. My real goal was to get the matter off A's plate. I wrote an email to my sup and attached the two email streams to it so sup could see it herself. She promptly wrote back that she'd discuss roles with new admins sup and new admin. My sup is awesome. Since she'd already copied A on the email I didn't feel any need to respond to A, but sent a thank you message to sup, then settled down into my real work. Nothing more was said until I met A while leaving the building. She told me that new and her sup were flustered because the housekeeping wasn't done (it probably won't be until the weekend). She also told me that another manager from new's group had requested that she set up a video conference in the following week. It is clearly new's responsibility and A won't even be in our department next week so she referred the manager to new. New then sent an email to her sup and copied A on it. It said that A was telling the other managers that she supports the whole department, and could her sup deal with the situation? I am absolutely amazed! Where does this chick get off. Does she not realize that she is an admin? We all help each other out. If she is swamped and I have some time on my hands, heck yeah, send it to me. But ask nicely. If she doesn't know how to set up the video conference, come ask me. I will be glad to show her. A is the same way as well as every other admin on the floor. Just don't pretend that you are a sup and we are here to support you.