Before you know it, April 24th will be here and it will be Administrative Professionals Day!
I spent 30 years of my career in this field, and I’ve seen and heard it all. I’ve even been told, Administrative workers are liabilities to company’s, as they don’t bring in money to the company. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT! They only do the work, prepare the documents you need to bring in money, and assist in the Sales and Marketing department where money is generated from! They support everyone from the President of the company, to entire departments, they even answer the calls so that you can create business partnerships. After all, who is the first voice you hear when you call a company? The Receptionist who is part of the Administrative Team!
April 24th – Administrative Professionals Day does not mean you have to spend money on your administrative employee to show them you appreciate them; really all you need to do is take as little as 5 minutes “telling” them just how much they are appreciated. You will be amazed at how far this compliment will go!
Administrative Professionals have lives just like the Executive! They have family stresses, financial stress, and relationship stress, just like everyone else. The only difference is that they are trained to “not bring their personal life to work”, no matter how hard it may be for them. They put you (the Executive) first! This is what they are trained to do! Not only do they manage your work life, but at times, they are also expected to manage areas in the Executive’s personal life as well, for example buying gifts for their families.
Administrative Professionals go beyond what is expected of them, they sacrifice hours with their own families to make sure the company they work for are maintaining their own schedules.
Please remember, on this Administrative Professionals Day, a compliment can go a long way!
With Good Vibes Only – The Administrative Team – They Are Assets! 💖