Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Administrative Professional's Day, April 23rd

Administrative Professional's Day

You may have heard the rumor that Administrative Professionals Day is celebrated on the same day as National Remembrance of Man's Inhumanity To Man Day. And while that may seem ironically appropriate, that's not so true, at least this year. And being an Administrative Professional isn't really that bad, at least most days.

Anyway, it used to be called Professional Secretaries Day, then Administrative Professionals Day, and then was expanded to Administrative Professionals Week. I think a day is enough, I mean, does anyone really celebrate Administrative Professionals Week? I think we will just celebrate the day here at the Almanac. So, if you are an adminstrative professional, or if you have one, or if your daily duties are similar to one, here are some quotes to get you through the day, especially if your boss might forget to celebrate you today.

"Responsibility without power, the fate of the secretary through the ages." -Ariel Dorfman

"Accomplishing the impossible means only that the boss will add it to your regular duties." -Doug Larson

"And so while the great ones depart to their dinner, the secretary stays, growing thinner and thinner, racking his brain to record and report what he thinks that they think that they ought to have thought." -Arthur Bryant

"You're no good unless you are a good assistant; and if you are, you're too good to be an assistant." -Martin H. Fischer

"It’s always been and always will be the same in the world: The horse does the work and the coachman is tipped." -Anonymous

"Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so." -Douglas Adams

"If you have a good selling idea, your secretary can write your ad for you." —Morris Hite


ll said...

A couple years ago I got Briam a Happy Secretaries Day card in spanish. Maybe our neighbors to the south didn't get the memo. (Administrative professional's oversight maybe? Oh, the irony is as delicious as an extra fifteen minute coffee break used to eat leftover cake from the temp guy's farewell party!) But Briam, not being a secretary or an administrative professional, didn't seem to mind.

absent-minded assistant said...


I'm sure that Briam said muchas gracias. :)