Secretary's Day (revised)
by Mary E Lacey, Desertrat
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
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April 22 is Administrative Professional's day (formerly known as secretary's day) A typical day.
They don’t say good morning, just line up at my desk.
Would you do this, have you ordered that, there'sno time
to rest. I needed this yesterday, I forgot to say, but
please handle this other thing, I must have it today.
But if they have a problem, they always come along
I don’t know how to do this; can you help me?
If there is a personal problem, I’m a sounding board.
I’ll listen to my “children” no matter what their problems
This is a typical secretary’s day, waiting on my people.
Taking orders or listening to what they have to say.
I really don’t mind, I feel like I’m someone. But if
I have to put up with this, darn it, I want more pay!
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|Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo
|There is satisfaction in being "the one" everyone turns to and counts on, even if it is overwhelming sometimes. Happy Administrative Professional's Day!) ~Elizabeth|
|Reviewed by Dr. Joe Reed
|Although I've been "The Boss" all my life, I hear exactly what you're saying. Secretarys are called Gofurs... Go fur this and go fur that.
Well written poem and you should get more pay.
|Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
|Hell yeah! Send your boss a rate sheet from the local psychologist and tell him/her you'll work for half the rate. OK maybe that's a bad idea. But it was a fun poem. Patrick|
|Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
|What would they do with out secretaries!.... Cute poem.......M|
|Reviewed by Paul Mc Cann
How true , so much else always to do .
Except appreciating you .
Write on .
|Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
|I'm a little late in reading this, Mary, but you have described a day in the life of a secretary so well in this!|
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|And you most likely deserve more pay! Excellent write, Mary! I did this work for awhile and know how much it encompasses,and I have the utmost respect for anyone who makes it their career. Bless you!
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|You are OBVIOUSLY worth your weight in gold, Mary, otherwise you wouldn't be inundated with requests and demands in the ways that you are... A good boss knows how much he relies on his right-hand AP... or PA in the UK (Personal Assistant!) and it is a true shame that not all are able to express it in the ways that Jon below me here does. It seems to me he could set himself up as a Consultant to others on how to do it right... Come out of retirement, Jon!! :)) Keep smiling, Mary, and know that you are doing one helluva job... and doing it WELL!! xx|
|Reviewed by Jon Willey
|Mary, my secretary was and remains a very special person to me -- and on Administrative Professional's Day, I never failed to ensure that she received a card, with my very sincere appreciation for her untiring efforts in aiding my endeavors, along with flowers,lunch and a gift certificate -- the host of things she accomplished for me daily were nothing less than exceptional -- daily itinerary, travel arrangements, meeting places and times, scheduling of every description -- letters, memos,report generation, teleconferencing, the list was endless -- my right hand in an ultra-competitive environment where errors were fatal - thanks for reminding me this day to honor her -- I have not seen her in many years now -- time and space separated us at my retirement now more than sixteen years ago -- peace and love my friend --Jon Michael|
|Reviewed by Dallas D'Angelo-Gary
|You forgot to add in the lessons you have to give in how to use the copier, or to remove a paper-jam. Very nice poem.|
|Reviewed by GARY FERRIS, JR
|And you should get a raise too. Nicely done. I always appreciated my secretary as they as you descibed so well.
|Reviewed by Cynthia Buhain-Baello
|Write on Mary! Secretaries are "all-around" workers, as all mothers are too. Been a secretary early in life, and it's a hectic stressful job, a lot of work but so little pay. Great poem, style, and rhyme.
|Reviewed by Swan Son
|I like the way you describe the typical secretary's day -- having been a secretary or administrative assistant I know exactly what you are saying and feeling. And yes -- I like the end -- demand more pay! After all you are part-psychologist - part-analyst and unfortunately, part-mother to all your "children". Susan|
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|Good write, Mary; happy Secretary's Day!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D