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Posted by on Apr. 24, 2013 at 6:30 AM
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NATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS DAY

In 2013, National Administrative Professionals Day is celebrated on April 24.  This annual holiday, also known as Secretaries Day or Admin Day,  is observed on the Wednesday of the last full week in April of each year. It is a special day to recognize the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists and other administrative support professionals.

Due to a shortage of skilled office workers, Mary Barrett, president of the National Secretaries Association (now called IAAP -International Association of Administrative Professionals), along with C. King Woodbrige, president of Dictaphone Corporation had the idea for a National Secretaries Week.

Proclaimed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Charles Sawyer, the official first “National Secretaries Week” was held June 1-7, 1952.  June 4, 1952 was designated National Secretaries Day.

Due to the expanding responsibilities and wide-ranging job titles of administrative support staff, in 2000 the name was changed to Administrative Professionals Week.  The IAAP had two objectives in mind:  to recognize “the secretary, upon whose skills, loyalty, and efficiency the functions of business and government offices depend,” and to call attention “through favorable publicity, to the tremendous potential of the secretarial career.”

National Administrative Professionals Day is often celebrated with gifts to one’s assistant such as flowers, gift certificates, gift baskets, candy, lunch or etc.

Happy National Administrative Professionals Day!

Have you ever worked as an Administrative Assistant?

by on Apr. 24, 2013 at 6:30 AM
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atlmom2
by Susie on Apr. 24, 2013 at 7:57 AM
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Yep, it is a secretary, they just changed the name, lol. Well, I got flowers or gifts working at doctors offices. Jack of all trades is a better name dor what I did, lol.
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fammatthews4
by Trisha on Apr. 24, 2013 at 9:27 AM

yes, in HS senior year

wakymom
by Silver Member on Apr. 24, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Nope. The closest was a month as a file clerk at an insurance comp.






diaperstodating
by Angel on Apr. 24, 2013 at 9:45 AM

No.

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Hannahluvsdogs
by Silver Member on Apr. 24, 2013 at 12:02 PM

Yep, in a psych practice. I loved it except for my boss, she was a bitch on wheels.

Barabell
by Barbara on Apr. 24, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Yup, that's the description of my current job.

atlmom2
by Susie on Apr. 24, 2013 at 12:21 PM
I sent some flowers to Dh's AD assistant. Of course I ordered them, lol.
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fantasticfour
by Grumpy on Apr. 24, 2013 at 12:48 PM

 I worked as an administrative assistant and an administrator.  I never received anything from my employer and to be honest, I never expected to.  It's my job to do this and I got paid for it.  Mother's day on the other hand I don't get paid for doing and it's nice to be given a little something for it.

KristenLystly
by on Apr. 24, 2013 at 12:57 PM
I get a kick that they remained the position "administrative assistant", because secretary is just so non politically correct and a put down.

Yet some of the most powerful people in this country and world have the title secretary.
drfink
by Emily on Apr. 24, 2013 at 3:26 PM

No

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