no one usually shouts it from the rooftops, the old adage that
"behind every great manager is a great secretary" still
So, on Secretary's
Day, any good boss will likely want honor their secretaries
or admins with a special "thank you" to show how much
they are appreciated.
After all, isn't your assistant the one
who tries to keep trouble from your door, and always gets you to
Monday morning meetings on time?
A fresh bouquet
or a spray of "Happy Secretary's Day" balloons are a
great place to start if you're thinking about what to give as
a gift, but more appreciated may be something that shows you're
really thinking about that special person who always tries to
make YOU look good.
Depending on your relationship, you may already
know their special interests outside the office (if not, ask!)
and give a gift that takes into account their hobbies or recreational
A lunch date
at their favorite restaurant, arranging for tickets to their favorite
sports or entertainment event, a gift certificate to a day
spa, or even a gift basket filled with their favorite DVD's,
candies, coffee or tea will be considered a thoughtful and appreciative
gift from their boss.
Has your secretary
or administrative assistant recently moved into a new house or
apartment? A housewarming present will be long remembered, along
with your best wishes for success in their new home.
money, of course, are always appreciated but if you think it might
too impersonal, a gift card from their favorite department store
will allow them to buy something nice for themselves. (Gift cards
are also great way to treat everyone equally in an office with
a large pool of assistants.)
forgotten Secretary's Day completely, there's still hope for redemption.
Just be sure to make up for it with a belated gift and heartfelt
apologies, or quickly go online to e-mail them an e-gift
certificate to their favorite online shop or bookstore!