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National Admin’s Day: Q&A with Our Favorite Bouqaneer Johnny Serna

National Admin's Day Johnny Feature

This April 24th, join us and celebrate the hard work that all our precious admins everywhere in the world!

By definition, an admin is a worker who provides support to a company – so anything including general office management, answering phones, speaking with business clients, helping out an employer, and other clerical tasks. If you have a rockstar in your office that deserves some recognition for all that they do, we want to especially give them a shout-out for being just all-around great!

At The Bouqs Co., our very own Johnny Serna talks a bit more about his job title, what he loves about his work, and what he does after hours! Find out more below.

Johnny Admin's Day

Q: Tell us about yourself! Who is Johnny?

A: My name is Johnny. I am the office manager here at The Bouqs, and I worked here for 3 years! Prior to this, I ran a beauty school for 6 years – also as an office manager and a salon manager. I’m very artistic; I like to be creative as well as administrative, so I kind of bring that into play when I go into any office setting. I also like to be a mix of fun while getting the job done!

Q: What are 3 things you love about your job?

A: I definitely love people, I’m definitely a people person, which is why I love interacting with the people here. Secondly, I really love policy, I really love structure, and I love to just create organization. And third, I like to feel important – so I like to feel needed! Although people are nervous sometimes coming to me with many questions, I actually really like that because I feel like I’m actually doing my job.

Q: What is your favorite memory of The Bouqs Co.?

A: Oh wow, there’s just too many – this is really hard! One probably doesn’t really stick in my head because there’s so many, but I loved our company outings. I love being outside of the office and getting to know people, especially getting to know people outside of their job title and for their characteristics. It’s very interesting to see what they do outside of the office and see all the unique types of people we have – both in their roles and outside of their roles!

Q: What advice would you give to other admins?

A: Don’t take life too seriously. Don’t stress out too much. I think a lot of admins overthink and overanalyze, and they tend to get burnt out. It’s important to get the job done, but it’s also important to have fun! Even when I have to be stern, I still like to joke about things because that’s just the way I am. I don’t want anyone to ever feel stressed out about work.

Johnny Serna Best Admin

Q: Describe Johnny after hours.

A: Oh man, I don’t know if I should say it (haha!) I am very outgoing, so I like to do things outdoors like hiking. I love sunsets, I love just nature. But after-after hours, I love a good dance floor and a good cocktail!

Q: I just want to say that you have a great fashion sense, so how would you describe your style?

A: Thank you! My style at the office would be very business casual, like a young professional. I want to wear fashion items that are very appropriate for the workplace but also keep it sharp! And then outside of the workplace, I would say my style is very avant garde – I like to stand out. I like to wear things that not everybody is wearing, so I love to shop whether it be at Barney’s or at a thrift store. I’m definitely a little bit of a shopaholic!

Q: We know you love being yourself now, but if you had a choice, who would you want to be for a day and why?

A: One of my artist idols is Kendrick Lamar. He’s just a great lyricist – he’s like cool and hip but also very smart. And just to have that platform to change the world is something I love about him and almost any other celebrity! I’d just like to have a voice where I can make a difference; not that I can’t already, but Kendrick Lamar definitely has the upper hand.

Q: Okay, let’s begin the speed round: Favorite flower?

A: Black dahlia

Q: Favorite Starbucks drink?

A: Black coffee.

Q: Vodka soda or mojito?

A: Vodka soda (less calories).

Q: Red colored hair or blue colored hair?

A: Red colored hair.

Q: Instagram story or snapchat?

A: Instagram!

Q: Beach or mountains?

A: Oh, that’s a hard one – mountains!

Q: Now the heated debate: toilet paper over or under?

A: Over.

 

Now that we got a chance to sit down and talk to Johnny, we strongly encourage every employee and employer out there to get to know their admin too – in and out of the workplace!

National Admin’s Day is one of the many days of the year where you can give back some of the love to all the secretaries, receptionists and other administrative assistants out there. Start with a simple thank you card or even a wonderful arrangement of flowers to relay your gratitude.

And if you’re an admin yourself, The Bouqs Co. just wants to say that we’re thankful for everything you do – you all rock!

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