Happy Administrative Professionals Day!

posted 2 years ago in Career
Post # 2
127 posts
Blushing bee

I received a bag of ghiradelli chocolates 🙂 Happy adminstrative professionals day!!

Post # 3
1016 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

fancymichelle:  haha I never got anything when I was an admin. It was sort of like shhhh if we don’t acknowledge it, it doesn’t exist.  At one place I got a $5 starbucks gift card for my birthday. 

Gotta wonder why admins need a special day. Maybe because they’re generally underpaid, underappreciated, and overworked? I mean, I’ve never heard of a professional engineer’s appreciation day, have you? 😛 

Now that I’m the business owner it’s business owner appreciation day everday! 

Post # 4
1779 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

fancymichelle:  I’m the administrator’s assistant and the only employee at a weathly private medical office. I was lucky to get a ‘good morning’ forget a ‘thanks for doing all the work’ or a gift. Ugh.

Post # 5
14 posts
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Chiang Mai, Thailand

I work in the public sector also. I bought the two secretaries in my office a plant and a card. They are not even my secretaries but they help me a lot and I appreciate them. Our director bought them flowers, a pear tart, and a gift certificate to a nice restaurant in town. It’s not tax payer money. It’s his money and I paid for my gifts to them with my own money as well. It didn’t cost me a whole lot and the services they provide really make my workplace better. I’m sorry that you didn’t receive any gifts. I hope your co-workers can find another way to show appreciation for you if they are concerned with the monetary values. I know some people think that days like this are silly, but I like that they remind me to stop and be appreciative of what is around me. Happy administrative professionals day. 

Post # 6
4041 posts
Honey bee

fancymichelle:  Boo on not getting anything! That’s lame. 🙁

I am an administrator (I do marketing/manage a team who oversees the school’s admin processes) for a public school and I bought my team some chocolates/goodies. They really don’t get thanked enough and it is sometimes a little more frustrating because we make a big deal out of teacher appreciation week. Not that we shouldn’t because teachers are great…but a lot of times people for that admin helps make the school run as well. I also got some flowers from a co-worker, so that felt good 🙂

Post # 7
2129 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I received a bunch of flowers and now my work area smells devine! Happy Administrative Professionals Day, everybody! I hope you feel appreciated today and everyday!

Post # 9
1779 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

fancymichelle:  They could try, yes. I think they just forget. Oh well! I love the type of work I do so that counts for something in the grand scheme of things.

Post # 10
203 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Walnut Beach Resort

I got this emailed to me:



That’s it so far!

Post # 11
2661 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I am in the public sector too, but we take up money between us (no taxpayer dollars are used, unless you could the fact that I am a tax payer and I used my dollars…LOL) to give our admins a small token.  Plus, we do a pot luck!

Post # 12
2696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My employers are great 🙂 This year I got pretty flowers, a $100 giftcard to the spa, and they’re taking me and the other admin girl to lunch on Friday.

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