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Subject:Re: secretary's day From:Dana Franklin <Dana_Franklin -at- MAROON -dot- CUDENVER -dot- EDU> Date:Wed, 22 Apr 1998 08:46:55 -0600
IMHO, I'd chalk it up as a misunderstanding, since it seems like you
haven't actually been TREATED like a secretary. I feel like I can offer
you this advice because I've been there/done that...my first job out of
school (BA in tech writing/editing) I was allegedly working as a tech
writer, but I was TREATED like a secretary. If someone mentions something
about this Secretary's Day thing, just say something like, "Oh, that was
just a little misundertanding, because eveyone knows I was hired as a
technical writer," and then drop it.
maalton -at- UNITY -dot- NCSU -dot- EDU,Internet writes:
>Hello all fellow tech writers.
>I have a workplace dilemma. Today is secretary's day. Not something i
>would usually care about because I dont have a secretary. But this year
>I care about it because when I got to work there was a card on my desk
>thanking me for my good work as a SECRETARY! (i've been with this
>company for 4 months)
>While its nice to be appreciated, its not nice to be considered a
>secretary when you have a BA from a prestigious university and are
>working on your MS in tech comm. AND do not perform secretarial duties.
>I should also mention that I don't get a secretary's salary...nor do I
>have a secretarial title.
>Frankly I am highly insulted. I feel like issuing a statement explaining
>that while I appreciate the card and being appreciated, I am not a
>WHat do you guys think? Should I just forget it or voice my opinion?
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