Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Oh, Happy Day!

Finally! I have a day! Growing up there was “Mother’s Day” and “Father’s Day” (as well as their birthdays!) and I always wondered “What about Children’s Day?” Well – finally I have something besides my birthday to celebrate, I have Administrative Professional’s Day!

“National Secretaries Week was created in 1952 through the work of Harry F. Klemfuss of Young & Rubicam, in conjunction with the National Secretaries Association, now known as the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). His goal was to encourage more people to consider careers in the secretarial/administrative support field. Using his skill and experience in public relations, Klemfuss promoted the values and importance of the job of administrative assistants. In doing so, he also created the holiday in recognition of the importance of administrative assistants.”

That’s right, we are important, god damnit. I mean, who else is going to send employees those passive aggressive emails saying “Sorry, the printers out of service!” or, “If you take the last of one of the office supplies, tell me so I can order new ones and we don’t run into a problem when we’re all out!” And of course, who else is going to walk into the kitchen and have a mental breakdown when they see the number of gross, disgusting, unwashed dishes piled up in the sink?


Last week, one of the managers at work told me that a client said that I was one of the sweetest receptionists ever. (I fooled them!) And I said, “That’s nice to hear!” and then they said, “Of course we told them you’re more than our receptionist, you’re our Office Manager!” and I said, “Let’s face it folks, I’m a glorified receptionist.”

So, let’s all raise our morning coffees (made by the administrative professional at your workplace, of course!) in honor of me! It’s a fine job I have, and such a… rewarding one.

Let’s hope I’m not stuck as one for the rest of my life… (for now, I’m good!)

Gee, I don’t know why my eye keeps twitching.

(P.s. Flowers can be sent to 77 North Washington Street, 8th Floor, Boston MA 02113. My name is Patty.)

(P.s.2. Happy Earth Day! Flowers can be planted and sent to me at 77 North Washington Street, 8th Floor, Boston MA 02113. My name is Patty.)

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