I said it outloud.
When my son was 3 weeks old we had to go see a specialist (there was nothing wrong – all good). As she was checking him out she was making small talk with me, asking what I did, etc. I told her, “I’m a Secretary”. I was so tired, I couldn’t be bothered to tell her that I run an Administrative Services firm and that I have clients all over the world. I mean my son was three weeks old. I was so tired I could hardly say my name. But I digress.
“I’m a Secretary.”
She actually stopped what she was doing and looked up at me, “A Secretary? That’s rather old fashioned and degrading, isn’t it?”.
(Yeah, she said that.)
I had a little chuckle to myself and couldn’t be bothered responding (three-week old infant. New mom. Exhausted. Tip for you new moms out there? Have someone drive you everywhere the first month with baby. You’ll be so exhausted it may border on dangerous driving, lol!).
Fast forward 3 years. Thriving business. Successful multi-va model. Client list growing on an almost-weekly basis. Contractors around the world.
Nothing old fashioned or degrading about that!
You can call it Secretary’s Day, Admin Assistant’s Day, Clerical Worker’s Day, or Administrative Professional’s Day. Whatever you choose, it’s happening on April 25, and we’re throwing a party!
Join us on Twitter and Facebook for some tips on becoming a VA, tips on using a VA, tricks of the business, shortcuts to making your life easier as you work from home, 2 new products being launched, and discounts and giveaways throughout the day – but ONLY to those who join us online for the party, and ONLY on April 25!
Full details of the Admin Assistant’s Day party here.
See ya on the 25th!