Time to give that pencil-pusher over in HR a hug!
This is Administrative Professionals Week, according to the International Association of Administrative Professionals. But just as one form or process is never enough to satisfy any administrative bureaucracy, one week isn't enough to celebrate administrative bureaucrats. There's also an Administrative Professionals Day, which is tomorrow, April 22nd. This year's theme is "Excellence in Action", and if you see any, let me know!
I went to the IAAP website to find out more, discovering a press release titled, "Even during a harsh economy, the outlook for office professionals looks bright". But when I clicked on the link to read the full release, the screen suddenly said, "Sorry, the page you are looking for has moved or no longer exists". I was redirected to some other parts of the website, but I never found the press release. It reminded me of the way I am redirected through the administrative maze at work, searching for answers, usually in vain.
However, I did learn there will be a 1st Annual Administrative Assistant of the Year Awardthis year, with a $1000 prize, sponsored by McCormick and Schmick's. That's a pretty nice prize.