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Administrative Professionals Week was created in 1952 (then as National Secretaries Week) by Harry F. Klemfuss, a New York publicist. It marks the one week each year you're supposed to get some respect from your asshole boss. Dare to dream. But I respect what you do because I do it too. You wake up every morning, put on a brave face and wonder why you went to college because a fifth-grader could do your job. You fight the all-consuming urge to tell your supervisor to dial the phone herself, print her own documents and microwave her own goddamn lunch. You experience a daily struggle between the anxiety and depression of knowing you'll be in this spot for another three years minimum (unless you move out of town first). Or perhaps that's just me.
The thing about being an assistant in Hollywood is your time isn't really YOUR time -- it's your boss's time. And you must be there for every mind-numbing minute of it. But when you're in charge of your boss's schedule, you can make it work for you. Here's how...
|Kill! Die! Wake up dead!|
And that's how scheduling can work for you.
Good luck out there. You'll need it.
Tomorrow's tip -- Catering.