Today is Administrative Professionals Day, formerly known as Secretary’s Day, usually observed on the third or fourth Wednesday of April to recognize the hard and important work of administrative assistants, receptionists, paralegals, and other office workers. It is celebrated as part of a larger Administrative Professionals Week, which takes place during the last full week of April. National Professional Secretaries Week and National Secretaries’ Day dates to 1952.
We usually mark it in the U.S. with flowers, candy, small gifts, or a lunch out; in our office we hosted a small breakfast. (I’m writing this post from our front desk where I’m covering phones while they finish up.) I think a great way to celebrate it would be with a holiday for them; then we’d really appreciate what it’s like to try and do our jobs without their support. To all of you, I hope you have a great and special day. To the folks that help keep me personally out of trouble, I value and appreciate you immensely, every day.