Last Minute Gifts for Secretaries Day

Follow Me on Pinterest Today is Secretaries Day for 2010!  Don’t panic there is still time to show the Administrative Staff in your life that you are not totally clueless.  If you are new to the “being the boss” world you may be wondering what Secretaries Day is all about.

The term Secretary is in some ways outdated.  Many people prefer to be called administrative assistant.  The higher level secretaries are often called Executive assistants nowadays.  Secretaries Day was started back in 1952 the the International Association of Administrative Professionals.

Since 1952, the International Association of Administrative Professionals has honored office workers by sponsoring Administrative Professionals Week. Today, it is one of the largest workplace observances outside of employee birthdays and major holidays.

In the year 2000, IAAP announced a name change for Professional Secretaries Week and Professional Secretaries Day. The names were changed to Administrative Professionals Week and Administrative Professionals Day to keep pace with changing job titles and expanding responsibilities of today’s administrative workforce.

Whatever you are calling them in your life, now is the time to show them that you care about what they do day in and day out and that you appreciate them.  If you have not already planned something like taking them out to lunch or something like that there are many other things you can do to send that last minute gift.

If you have time to run to the pharmacy go get a card, though ecards can simplify your life they don’t pack the same I am thoughtful vibe than a physical card.  You can actually write something in them that reflects your appreciation for the administrative professional involved.  Gift cards are great last minute gifts.  Nowadays you can even get them at the supermarket even though they do hit you with a fee.  You can find gift cards for restaurants or specific stores like Best Buy.

Younger folks  are actually easier because you can get them at Amazon and print them out right at your desk and or email them to the person you are giving them to.  ITunes gift certificates are also easily bought online and make great last minute gifts.

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You may also have time to order some flowers which tend to be great for older administrative professionals who don’t “live” online.

Good Luck!

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