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dbell1
04-21-2010, 05:51 PM
:shuffle: Guess who bowed out of the lunch due to 'stomach issues'? Yep, Me! :lol: Not really a lie since the thought of going was making me sick. :P I'm happily eating diet frozen food and covering for the luncheon crowd.

Rex
04-21-2010, 07:08 PM
I got a beautiful thank you card from the captain, deputy captain and logistics officer, with a standing invite to lunch at the restaurant of my choice!! I had dinner at Mixto last night, so next week, I think I'll ask them to take me there. This week is out, as our deputy is at a meeting in DC.

I wasn't even expecting anything; my old job did away with those things a couple of years ago. So I learned not to expect things like that.

I've been here 5 1/2 months, BTW :). And today I am lurving it.

Dave of the North
04-21-2010, 07:14 PM
Really? :confused:

I thought this was a joke holiday made up by the Dilbert comics!

It used to be called Secretaries Day.

kimkom
04-22-2010, 12:27 AM
Yes, I think the name was changed from that to encompass more staff, such as clerks, office managers, etc. They didn't want to be left out of the celebrations!

Actually, the term "secretary" has gone the way of "stewardess". Most are referred to as Administrative Assistants. We're called Support Staff in my organization. Whatever...I still call myself a secretary. :lol:

We were always spoiled ROTTEN on Secretary's Day. I would get something from everyone in the office; Spa certificates, flowers, gift cards, chocolate, it was amazing! Now we have a new crew of guys all under the age of 35, and this year.....nothing. It wasn't even mentioned. :revenge:

BigB08822
04-22-2010, 12:52 AM
Actually, the term "secretary" has gone the way of "stewardess". Most are referred to as Administrative Assistants. We're called Support Staff in my organization. Whatever...I still call myself a secretary. :lol:

We were always spoiled ROTTEN on Secretary's Day. I would get something from everyone in the office; Spa certificates, flowers, gift cards, chocolate, it was amazing! Now we have a new crew of guys all under the age of 35, and this year.....nothing. It wasn't even mentioned. :revenge:

Well clearly you are not training these young men! You have a whole year to prep them for next time, so get the ball rolling and watch the gifts poor in next year!

Karina1974
04-22-2010, 01:27 AM
To all concerned: Happy Administrative Professional's Day!

What has been done in your "honor" today! :)



Actually, they didn't do anything in the office where I work. Never mind that my current responsibilities combine both my my job and those of the receptionist, who has been out for a solid year on disability. I also am the back-up person for Accounts Payable and the Billing/Shipping clerk and, last Friday, I had to cover both of those positions in addition to my own, because AP had the day off scheduled, and B/S called in sick.

So, hey, I am satisfied that, if I left, it would take a lot of digging for them to find another employee who is as capable as I am. If they can't appreciate that, well then...

That's OK, I'm taking Friday off, to use up some of my Personal time.


Actually, the term "secretary" has gone the way of "stewardess". Most are referred to as Administrative Assistants.


I am The Be All and End All where I work. The company's best Multi-Tasker.

Aussie Willy
04-22-2010, 01:45 AM
But then you also have the Personal Assistants and Executive Assistants.

Sort of bit like an Assistant pecking order.

BaileyCatts
04-22-2010, 02:44 AM
Actually, the term "secretary" has gone the way of "stewardess". Most are referred to as Administrative Assistants. We're called Support Staff in my organization. Whatever...I still call myself a secretary. :lol:

:lol: Me too! We're 'administrative assistants' at my company but I still say "secretary" when people ask what I do. What's funny is just recently the girl who cuts my hair asked what do you do as a secretary ... and I'm like uh, I don't know! I just do what they tell me! :rofl:

dbell1
04-22-2010, 02:39 PM
The end of my 'fleeing the lunch' story:

Came back from dropping off work (and granola :lol: ) to a take out dessert dropped off by the boss. Sent boss an email thanking her and got this reply "If you have any left, I'll take it." :confused: Gave her the whole thing. Some days, she really is clueless.

Stefanie
04-22-2010, 04:45 PM
The end of my 'fleeing the lunch' story:

Came back from dropping off work (and granola :lol: ) to a take out dessert dropped off by the boss. Sent boss an email thanking her and got this reply "If you have any left, I'll take it." :confused: Gave her the whole thing. Some days, she really is clueless.

What is it with people at your work who give things and then expect to get them back?! :confused: :lol: (obviously referring to this and the tent incident)

dbell1
04-22-2010, 04:51 PM
:rofl: They're all nuts here, but in a good way.

I actually received a 'real present' today. Someone I help out a lot gave me a very nice apple scented candle. So far, she hasn't asked to light it or taken any of the wax back, so I'm hopeful this is really mine. :shuffle:

Oh, and tent lady will be getting the thing back today. What's funny about it is that I've given her a lot of NEW stuff over the years (dresses, skirts, perfume) that I didn't need or use. Guess I'll be cutting off the freebies? :lol:

kimkom
04-22-2010, 04:54 PM
What's funny about it is that I've given her a lot of NEW stuff over the years (dresses, skirts, perfume) that I didn't need or use. Guess I'll be cutting off the freebies? :lol:

Ask for them back. :EVILLE:

Skittl1321
04-22-2010, 04:59 PM
Don't feel bad, I completely forgot about Boss's Day last October

I don't like Boss's Day. I feel Bosses are appreciated everytime they get paid 4x more than me. And really when is "non-support staff, non-managerial worker day"? Why does no one appreciate me.

That said - I do think Administrative Professionals Day is important. Our support staff work really really hard, and unlike my complaint with bosses day, most of them aren't paid more than me (some are). And in my company almost every support staff position is filled by someone way overqualified.


Actually, the term "secretary" has gone the way of "stewardess".
We still have secretary (and secretary II, III) but not all of our administrative professionals are secretaries. Secretaries serve one person- usually a VP or higher, above that we have Specialists (I, II, II) that serve many people (including managers, but also just boring exempt staff) and below secretary we have clerks (also I, II, III)

Cheylana
04-22-2010, 05:36 PM
Is this another term for Secretary's Day?

Whatever it is, it is a good excuse for cake at work.


Yes, I think the name was changed from that to encompass more staff, such as clerks, office managers, etc. They didn't want to be left out of the celebrations!
I think Hallmark changed it so they can sell more greeting cards... :shuffle:

Karina1974
04-22-2010, 09:17 PM
I don't like Boss's Day. I feel Bosses are appreciated everytime they get paid 4x more than me. And really when is "non-support staff, non-managerial worker day"? Why does no one appreciate me.


Hey, I could get paid as much as my boss... if I go back to school and study to be a CPA, that is.

The person who I really have respect for is the president/owner of the company I work for, my Big Boss. He hasn't pulled a paycheck since March of last year, because he wants to make sure that we, his employees, get paid.