Re: secretary's day

Subject: Re: secretary's day
From: "Huber, Mike" <mrhuber -at- SOFTWARE -dot- ROCKWELL -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 1998 10:24:09 -0500

Sounds like a teaching moment. BUT it's an unintended insult, where the
offender was trying to be nice. So correct the person very gently.

Unless it's from an HR bot, in which case you should recommend that next
year's card contain a check.

Office:mike -dot- huber -at- software -dot- rockwell -dot- com
Home:nax -at- execpc -dot- com

>-----Original Message-----
>From: eleavitt -at- SHIVA -dot- COM [SMTP:eleavitt -at- SHIVA -dot- COM]
>Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 1998 9:36 AM
>Subject: Re: secretary's day
>Definitely voice your opinion. If you don't say anything, who will?? This
>person may go on thinking that you are a secretary! Or even worse this
>person might think your technical writing job is like a secretary's job.
>My vote is voice your opinion.
>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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