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  • Writer's pictureJace Shoemaker-Galloway

Administrative Professionals Day: Sayings & Quotes for Secretaries

Today honors and recognizes the millions of hard working men and women who help run an office – secretaries or administrative professionals. It's Administrative Professionals Day, also referred to as Secretary's Day.

While the exact date changes from year to year, the annual event is observed on the Wednesday in the last full week of April as part of Administrative Professionals Week.

The President of the National Secretaries Association Mary Barrett, Dictaphone Corporation President C. King Woodbridge and Young & Rubicam Executive Harry F. Klemfuss, came up with the idea in an effort to encourage and inspire more women to become secretaries or administrative professionals due to a national shortage of office professionals. The first event was held in June 1952. In 2000, the name was changed and the date was moved to the last week of April........

Administrative Professionals Day is the perfect opportunity to say “thank you” to that busy gal or guy in the office who keeps things running smoothly. Whether you take your professional out to lunch, send fragrant flowers or wrap a gift card for a free massage, if you can't quite come up with the right words to tell your secretary just how much you value him or her, perhaps these quotations can help:

Administrative Professionals Day Sayings & Quotes for Secretaries

  • Responsibility without power - the fate of the secretary though the ages. ~ Ariel Dorfman

  • Always be nice to secretaries. They are the real gatekeepers in the world. ~ Anthony J. D'Angelo

  • Happy is the man with a wife to tell him what to do and a secretary to do it. ~ Lord Mancroft

  • As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold. ~ Author Unknown

  • Someday, people who know how to use computers will rule over those who don't. And there will be a special name for them - Secretaries ~ Scott Adams

  • Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. ~ Voltaire

  • My Boss frequently gets lost in thought. That's because it's unfamiliar territory. ~ Anonymous

  • Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone. ~ G.B. Stern

  • The first thing the secretary types is the boss. ~ Donald Trump

  • I think any man in business would be foolish to fool around with his secretary. It if’s somebody else’s secretary, fine. ~ Barry Goldwater

  • Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well. ~ John W. Gardner

  • I don't have any assistants, I do it all myself, I don't have any secretaries. ~ Billy Sherwood

  • The one thing worse than a quitter is a person who is afraid to begin. ~ Anonymous

  • It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference. ~ Tom Brokaw

  • There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.~ Colin L. Powell

  • I'm not a TGIF guy. I get off a plane at 2 o'clock in the morning and I'm looking for my secretary because I want to know what's going on. ~ Vijay Mallya

  • If you have a good selling idea, your secretary can write your ad for you. ~ Morris Hite

  • People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.. ~ Unknown

  • The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.~ William James

Happy Administrative Professionals Day!


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