Not sure if you know, but this week, on Wednesday, is Admin’s Professional Day. I never knew this day existed until I became an office admin almost 10 years ago. I remember the first one I was here for, my boss took me out to lunch and we had thai food. It was glorious! But we’re a small office and I know there are other admins across the country that work their butt off each week and deal with all kinds of craziness. So, if you’re an admin like me, take Wednesday night and pour yourself a big ol’ happy glass of your favorite beverage and watch some episodes of The Office and watch how Pam handles their office on the show.
Staples sent over some information to share from their #CelebrateAdmins survey (third one!). So take 2 minutes, enjoy your coffee, and read on!
Taking this year’s title of Favorite Fictional Admin was Pam Halpert of The Office (32.1%) and from The Devil Wears Prada, Andrea Sachs pulled in 28.3% of the votes.
Who would you want to be an assistant to? 48.4% said Ellen Degeneres (do you think she gives out dancing lessons too???) and close 2nd & 3rd were the 2 Jimmys of Late Night (Jimmy Fallon & Jimmy Kimmel).
While 70.3% of workers have no preference on if their boss is a woman or man, 43.7% prefer a female boss and only 11.3% prefer a male. (my boss is a dude. he’s cool yo)
Is your boss’ tech skills Above average? Below? 45.7% describe their boss’ skills as average, bad, or horrible
And my favorite fact.. If you ask an Admin their tasks, here’s what you’d find: Therapist (33.6%), Childcare (25%), Pet Sitting (19%), Taxi Driver (21.1%), Personal Chef (18.2%) and Match Maker (9.4%). Bosses – please take note, while being a taxi driver can totally rock, match maker should not be included. No one wants to hear about your love life!!!
Thanks Staples for sending over! Leave a comment with your favorite (or most memorable) moment as an office admin!