|Not Dog X.|
Some employers like to use this celebration of administrative types as chance to do some role playing (not the kinky sex kind, unless you're in to that). So you might get a chance to swap out positions with your boss for a just a few minutes. This way you get to see a future you'll never have while your boss quietly wonders why he agreed to this ridiculous activity. The folks at the Hollywood Temp Diaries suggest you take full advantage of this opportunity in the following ways:
Have your boss get you coffee: As you're now the boss, tell your "assistant" to make a Starbucks run for you. When he comes back with the venti, sugar free, non-fat, no-foam, extra caramel macchiato you ordered, tell him to take it back because it's cold. If the coffee is still scalding hot, just throw it at your "assistant" and say, "Iced coffee! Between April 1 and September 30, it's always iced coffee!!" Watch and chuckle as he endures second-degree burns.
|Call me Maggie Gyllenhaal.|
Introduce them to the multi-function photocopier: The bane of your existence will now be the bane of your "assistant's." Give her a stack of scripts, receipts and invoices that are bradded, paperclipped and stapled (respectively) and say you need three copies of each. If the undoing and re-doing of the binding doesn't get to her, then the inevitable paper jam will. And if that doesn't drive her bat shit crazy, throw everything out and tell her to do it again...double sided. Remember, we're running a "green" company here.
|L'art poor art.|
And that's how you celebrate Administrative Professionals Week.