Re: secretary's day

Subject: Re: secretary's day
From: Barry Kieffer <barry -dot- kieffer -at- EXGATE -dot- TEK -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 1998 07:53:31 -0700

I say take the free lunch.

Then later, politely explain that you are not a secretary.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Melissa Alton [SMTP:maalton -at- UNITY -dot- NCSU -dot- EDU]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 1998 7:35 AM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: secretary's day
> 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
> secretary.
> WHat do you guys think? Should I just forget it or voice my opinion?
> ~

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