Subway11-I agree with you. I want to add that administrative assistants also have to be able to be detailed-oriented as they often have to able to make travel arrangements for the staff.
Mistakes in this area can be a huge issue especially if a staff member misses a flight as a result of the mishap. Last minute flights can also cost the company extra money, so this is something that the administrative assistant must avoid. This is where attention to detail comes to play.