A Holiday? At Work?
Holiday gift baskets typically bring to mind grandmas, husbands, children, or other loved ones. The word "holiday" conjures up images of family and warm feelings; it doesn't typically bring forth fond recollections of the 9 to 5 workday. In a lot of countries, "holiday" literally means, "time off of work." So how did Administrative Professionals Week, a time dedicated to the denizens of the daily grind, come about? No matter what industry you call your own, a day at the modern-day office without admins would stop faster than a sled on sandpaper. Administrative Professionals Week is a holiday dedicated to the individuals who grease the wheels and keep the keyboards clicking, and should be number-one on every boss's "to-do" list.
So Much More Than a Secretary
A Weekening Case
Today, the word secretary has been dropped entirely in favor of the more-inclusive and descriptive "Administrative Professionals Week." That's right - week! And don't let your boss forget it! Members of the staff should receive gifts, flowers, a group lunch out of the office, or even - for the lucky ones - time off! All of these things can be given in gift basket form. Yes, even time-off. Bosses, get creative and hand out a" Just Because" gift basket with a personalized note inside that says, "Take the rest of the day for yourself." (smiley face signature optional).
The not-so-lucky often spend their Administrative Professionals Week attending seminars or other training "opportunities"... yay. Note: if you're an employer looking at this and you've already got seminars planned, make sure to get your staff gifts as well. Morale is key to any business; don't be "that guy."
Remember, try not to look glum as you begin the last full week of April. At any moment, your intrepid boss is likely to send a Spa basket your way. We hope.