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Administrative Professionals' Day?

It used to be called Secretaries Day (or Secretary's Day, somewhat improperly). I didn't buy into it. I thought secretaries should simply be given raises commensurate with their abilities. I noticed that as a rule secretaries need to be smart and have many skills yet they are rarely compensated adequately for what they bring to the job.

Then, because the label "secretary" was seen as the problem, they became "administrative professionals". But the day remains. So today I got an email suggesting I buy gifts for "Administrative Professionals Day". It sounds flat-out ridiculous. The whole idea of giving the secretaries a day was to make up for what they don't get the rest of the year - status, pay, recognition.

What would you think of a "Middle Managers Day"? How about "CEO Day"? Or "Lawyers Day"? Closer to home (for me): "Planners Day".


Poll #1174782 Administrative Professionals Day

Is Administrative Professionals Day a crock?

Yes. Simply yes.
3(75.0%)
No. Absolutely not.
1(25.0%)
I'm an administrative professional and I love flowers.
0(0.0%)
Get a life.
0(0.0%)

Why or why not?

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madame_ugly
Apr. 21st, 2008 07:27 pm (UTC)
What DON'T they have a day for anymore?

It started with Valentines Day, Mother's Day and Father's day. Then it oozed over into Grandparents day and secretary/prof admin/whatever you call them day, sweetest/sweetheart day.

What next? Day Day. Buy cards and flowers just because?

Just like the "minor holidays" (easter/st pats/valentines) have all become Christmas Junior. I used to work retail (only a few years ago) and you should SEE the heaps of crap people buy for easter and halloween. People buy GAME SYSTEMS for their kid for EASTER.

*madame is an old fogey alert* When I was a kid, we got an easter gift. It was easter themed candy and a small toy (usually a stuffed toy or a few little toys). Now? It's a damn BIKE.

*puts soap box away*
judith
Apr. 21st, 2008 09:19 pm (UTC)
I'm with you! Fortunately, not everyone has gotten into the Easter present mindset. Yikes.

I am surprised Hallmark hasn't already pushed for a "just because" day. Of course they do already have the cards.

What do you want for UglySims Day?
madame_ugly
Apr. 21st, 2008 10:20 pm (UTC)
*snicker*

I want the ugly fairy to bring peace on earth and good will to mankind.

OH, and I want a guinea pig.
judith
Apr. 21st, 2008 10:47 pm (UTC)
A robotic guinea pig, I hope.

My sims seem to have taken a definite bad turn. I have had a new computer for a few months now, and when I go back to the old one, where the sims live(d), I can get in only through safe mode. It isn't looking good for them. I've been missing them, too.
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