Administrative Assistant 2.0

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The administrative assistant at Paul’s office is pretty cool. Actually, Melissa’s not his administrative assistant. She greases the organizational wheels for a whole fleet of geeks, and in that capacity, she puts up with more than her share of hacker hijinks. Like the day they kept using a remote command to make her CD drive slide open and shut over and over until she called in a hardware tech to find out why it was malfunctioning. Or the oh-so-hilarious fake error messages that pop up on her computer screen from time to time. Whatever they throw at her, she handles it all with the aplomb and good humor that must have been at the top of the list of job qualifications on her resume.

Melissa and her husband have a daughter around Caleb’s age, and our families have enjoyed getting together outside of work to hang out and get to know each other. She’s wonderful.

Today, though, I had to bump her up a few more notches on the Katrina Scale of Awesomeness when Paul walked into the office to find this t-shirt in his mailbox:

Apparently, Melissa and Chris came across it while shopping and thought of him immediately. Is it perfect, or what?

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11 responses »

  1. I have tears welling up. Thank you for the kind words. And…how could I pass up that t-shirt when I came across it this weekend? It’s TOTALLY Paul!

    BTW, I’m honored to be mentioned in your blog. Thank you, my friend! πŸ™‚

    My pleasure, Melissa! You’re the unsung hero of the IT office; I’m glad to give you a bit of the recognition you deserve for putting up with those guys every day! Paul and I got a great laugh out of the shirt–he and Bert go waaaay back, you know. πŸ™‚

  2. How nice as we get closer to Administrative Professionals’ Day to acknowledge how needed yours is in your office. It’s nice to be appreciated. I am an Admin Assistant as well so I can relate.

    Patricia

  3. Ha! Ha! that is funny (the shirt); and the post made me laugh. Sounds like a fun office to work at

    As Patricia mentioned, Admin Professional’s Day is coming up – perfect post for that πŸ™‚

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