### The Office Manager

The job of the office manager is to run the office. She has
control over all daily operations and is responsible for making
sure that the office makes a profit. This means the office manager
must use mathematics on a daily basis.

First and foremost, the office manager is concerned about the
bottom line, making money. The office would not exist if it did
not make money. So, she does accounting every day. Accounting
is almost all mathematics. This is all done by computers now,
but it is still none the less mathematics because she has to be
able to read and understand what the numbers mean.

Second, the office manager is ultimately responsible for double
checking to make sure that the cash flow balances. Clerks take
in money and then turn the money in to her. She must be able to
use her accounting software to understand what how much money
should be turned in by each person and to then verify that each
person has turned in the correct amount. An office manager that
is unable to verify that a companies employees are not stealing
from the company would not be employed for very long.

Third, the office manager must be able to mathematically model
the office. She needs to be able to know when variables such as
increased patients require the office to hire new staff or if
patients have decreased to the point that staff needs to be let
go. This can be very complex because each new staff member increases
the costs of running the office dramatically. It is unwise to
increase staff if it will result in decreased profits. Staffing
decisions must be made based on sound mathematical reasoning not
on a whim.

Finall, the office manager must be able to judge the soundness
of proofs. I know that you are thinking proofs are only in geometry,
they aren't in every day life. Wrong!!! Companies approach the
office manager every day trying to get them to purchase their
services. This could range from office supplies, to drug companies,
to outsourcing payroll. These salepeople try to prove that their
services are the best for the office. The office manager must
be able to logically look at their arguements and decide if their
arguements make sense for the company. This is a huge job and
would be impossible to do with out the use of mathematics.

So, as you can see, the office manager (the boss) relies on
mathematics to keep the office running smoothly and profitabley.

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