Wednesday, April 23, 2008

"I Hate Secretaries Day"

I think this sentiment speaks for lots of people--bosses and secretaries:

Perhaps my impatience with Secretaries Day springs from job dissatisfaction, as an executive assistant at a New York-based magazine suggested when we mused about why the holiday creates bitterness. True—in my mind, I should be the boss. And I resent being reminded of my slow progress up the chain of command every year.* Those of us who yearn to be professionals, not administrative professionals, tend to bristle at the idea that we're just boosters for the big boys and girls. (Don't get me started on the perversity of National Boss Day, Oct. 16.)
Just a heads up, bosses. Administrative Professionals Day is like any other Hallmark created moment. You might be tempted to ignore it, but I wouldn't suggest it.

1 comment:

sandy said...

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