Administrative Professional's Day

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  1. Cupid

    Cupid Well-Known Member

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    To all concerned: Happy Administrative Professional's Day!

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

    We are ordering in pizza.
     
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  2. Aceon6

    Aceon6 Get off my lawn

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    Over the last few years, our shop has canned all the admins except those supporting senior management. We're having a wake in their remembrance.
     
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  3. MOIJTO

    MOIJTO Banned Member

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    Haha! I didn't know there was a day to honor those of us that keep lives in order! :)
     
  4. Holley Calmes

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    I always told my husband that I could be very successful too if I had a wife and a secretary.
     
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  5. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Well-Known Member

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    Is this another term for Secretary's Day?

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

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    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!
     
  7. dbell1

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    Boss is taking us to lunch. It's at her friend's restaurant. Company picks up the tab. It's 1 1/2 hours of listening to how bad her life is while she tries to pry office gossip out of us. So far today, there have been 10 emails from her to 'all of us'. 1 was on how great we are, the rest were 'reminders' to share our work and work smarter, not harder. :wall:

    Company I worked at before this also did something for admins. HR was in charge of it. I was there 3 weeks when one of the girls walked up and went "I don't want crappy flowers or candy again, I want money." :eek: She was the most subtle of them. The others would email me lists of what they felt was appropriate, with a sliding scale suggested for tenure. Wonder how the princesses are doing there these days with the recession. :p
     
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  8. Cupid

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    That's terrible, DBell1. Some people ruin it for everyone else by being greedy like that. It's the thought that counts.

    Last year, the entire staff was taken to lunch, admins and professional staff as well. This year, lunch is being provided in the office (pizza). People didn't seem to happy with that turn of events.

    However, my boss gave me a nice card with a dinner certificate to my favorite restaurant, and told me to keep it on the down-low from the others so there's no hard feelings. Supposedly, he said that gifts/going out to lunch on holidays, etc., was frowned upon here. I have never heard of it.
     
  9. Andrey aka Pushkin

    Andrey aka Pushkin Brezina's Nemesis

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    Really? :confused:

    I thought this was a joke holiday made up by the Dilbert comics!
     
  10. zaphyre14

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    I provide support for nine engineers (ten, if you count the Dept. Head) in four locations and I get squat for recognition. :wall:

    There was a female engineer who used to round up the guys and pry money out of them for flowers but she's long gone and no one else remembers. :wuzrobbed
     
  11. Cupid

    Cupid Well-Known Member

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    You obviously don't work in an office?:lol:
     
  12. Cupid

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    Don't feel bad, I completely forgot about Boss's Day last October. Guess I'll have to remember it now that I got something from him!:lol:
     
  13. Andrey aka Pushkin

    Andrey aka Pushkin Brezina's Nemesis

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    I do, moreover, I've been a system administrator for (combined) 4 or 5 years.
    Have never heard about such things :confused:
     
  14. allezfred

    allezfred Mince Pie Depriving Admin Staff Member

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    The only place I've ever heard about this "holiday" is on FSU. And yes, I work in an office. :lol:
     
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  15. Gypsy

    Gypsy Watching the Leaves Change!

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    Where I work now, (I work in a state/government office.) I get Nada. Not even a thank you! (which is all I would really like)
     
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  16. dbell1

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    :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.
     
  17. Rex

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    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.
     
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  18. Dave of the North

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    It used to be called Secretaries Day.
     
  19. kimkom

    kimkom Two Pot Screamer

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    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:
     
  20. BigB08822

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    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!
     
  21. Karina1974

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    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.

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

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    But then you also have the Personal Assistants and Executive Assistants.

    Sort of bit like an Assistant pecking order.
     
  23. BaileyCatts

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    :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:
     
  24. dbell1

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    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.
     
  25. Stefanie

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    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)
     
  26. dbell1

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    :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:
     
  27. kimkom

    kimkom Two Pot Screamer

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    Ask for them back. :EVILLE:
     
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  28. Skittl1321

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    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.

    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)
     
  29. Cheylana

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    I think Hallmark changed it so they can sell more greeting cards... :shuffle:
     
  30. Karina1974

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    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.