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First, try and find out if anyone else got one (fellow tech writers).
Second, it may be a joke. If it were me, I would treat it as a joke and
ask where they are planning on taking me for lunch (their treat of
course), where are my flowers, shouldn't I have today off?
>From: Melissa Alton [SMTP:maalton -at- UNITY -dot- NCSU -dot- EDU]
>Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 1998 10:35 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?