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I think it's important not to ACT highly insulted. I, too, hate these
situations. But I have more success treating whoever as if they meant
it nicely, and by having a sense of humor. Otherwise I feel like "Tina,
the brittle tech writer" in Dilbert.
I like the idea of getting them to take you to lunch!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Melissa Alton [SMTP:maalton -at- UNITY -dot- NCSU -dot- EDU]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 1998 8:35 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
> would usually care about because I dont have a secretary. But this
> 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
> 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
> 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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