Why Do We Celebrate ‘Administrative Professionals Day’
Today, April 21st is "Administrative Professionals Day." It began in 1942 as "Secretaries Day" by the National Secretaries Association but the name has changed several times since.
In the beginning, it was a week-long celebration that ran from June 1st to June 7th. In 1955, Secretaries Week was moved to the last full week of April with Wednesday marked as Administrative Professionals Day.
In 1981, the name was changed to Professional Secretaries Week and in 2000, it became Administrative Professionals Week. The reason it was changed was that they wanted to include all the responsibilities and job titles of the administrative staff.
What TV Show Had A Secretarie's Day Episode
As you can see, it's had many name changes but it still celebrates and recognizes all the hard work that our administrative professionals do. This holiday even had its own episode on "The Office."
We have a fantastic Administrative Profesional (AP) named Debbi and she wears many hats at the office. Like so many others, her responsibilities have grown so much since the pandemic began. She doesn't complain and does what needs to be done to keep this place together.
Our Administrative Professional
Debbi even finds the time to help me by fixing my mistakes and she does it with a smile...and a 5 on the side. I call that a good investment and money well spent. She's awesome and I don't know what we would do without her.
I remember a former administrative professional from many years ago that needed to get more typing paper. (Typing Paper, what's that?) She was told to use copy paper for the time being.
She grabbed a blank piece of paper and put it into the copy matching and made several copies. She wasn't here very long but she was still better at it than me. On this special day, don't forget about that person that makes you look good every day and take them to lunch.
Debbi says that she like flowers but I'm not sure if she wants All-Purpose or Whole Wheat Flours.