PSA: Administrative Assistant’s Day is Almost Here!

how-much-to-spend-for-administrative-assistants-dayAs some commenters are noting today, Administrative Assistant’s Day is April 27 — right around the corner.  (Most flower places are touting “Administrative Assistant’s Week” as starting April 24.)  We haven’t had a thread on gifts for your secretary/administrative assistant for a while, so I thought now would be a good time for one. (Pictured:100 BLOOMS OF PERUVIAN LILIES, available at 1-800-FLOWERS for as little as $34.99.)

First, a poll:
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Years ago, a friend explained to me that she always got her administrative assistant both flowers and cash: flowers so everyone in the office knows you appreciate your assistant, and cash to keep the assistant happy. My friend’s system made sense to me, so I never really looked for more than flowers — but I’m curious if other people get the assistant a personalized gift, or take him or her for lunch, or something else? Please comment in the thread about what you’re getting him or her — and how the equation changes if you share an assistant with other people.

Also, do you plan to celebrate Administrative Assistant’s Day or a full week?  Just curious…

Comments

  1. frustrated owner :

    I just got a heads up today that one of our managers took all of their office admin assistants to nice a lunch during admin week. Not just one day but 3. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. It was noticed by the comptroller when the company issued credit card statement was reviewed. The manager was offended when ask about the charges. Any thoughts?

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