Friday, April 24, 2015

2452 Administrative Earth Day

If you like holidays, April had a great one in store for you this year.  On Wednesday, April 22nd there was a rare calendrical twofer.  Earth Day and Administrative Professionals Day fell on the same day.  Hallmark had to scramble to print up the cards.

Roses are red, violets are blue,
Dash off a letter, Earth Day's for you.

By the way, not to be color anal retentive or anything, but aren't violets actually violet?  Seems to me violet is on the purple end of the red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple rainbow thingie.

Of course Administrative Professionals do way more than dash off letters.  That's why they renamed the day from it's original appellation, Secretary's Day.  The term secretary was seen as somehow demeaning.  You know, like the Secretary of Commerce or the Secretary of Defense. 

I don't know though, maybe certain office holders would rather be called the Administrative Professional of State. 

But this combo date was great.  Especially if you're the Secretary of the Interior.  Think of the budget enhancement possibilities.  Or even better if you want to run a cost efficient business and have an administrative professional who is also a tree-hugger. 

That would be a good thing.  At least if you want to use less paper.  A conscientious environmentally conscious administrative professional would put the E in Eco, making sure that just about every document was an e-document.  Electronically insuring they cut down fewer trees just to print off reams of meaningless paperwork.  And putting more green in your pocket. 

So whether you're an eco-filing clerk or the bookkeeper for Greenpeace, this day was for you.

Roses they are pretty red, at least all that I have seen,
And they won't be brown and dead, if we keep the planet green.

America, ya gotta love it.

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