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The Administrative Assistant has come a long way. Today we celebrate them!

Today is Administrative Professionals day and to all those that basically run the office, you deserve the recognition and a big raise.  We know you are the glue that holds the company together.  Here are some interesting facts about the professionals past and present.

A survey by OfficeTeam reveals that Administrative Professionals save their bosses 8 hours of work a week. Other findings:

– 100% of executives say their administrative professional is important to their success

– 75% of managers say Administrative Professionals have more responsibilities now than they did 5 years ago

OfficeTeam asked 1,000 workers: “Which of the following TV administrative professionals would you most like to have at your company?” Their responses …

Pam Halpert from “The Office” … 29%

Waylon Smithers from “The Simpsons” … 17%

Joan Holloway from “Mad Men” … 14%

Donna Meagle from “Parks and Recreation” … 11%

Jonathan from “30 Rock” … 9%

According to an FTD survey, 53% of people believe administrative professionals are really the ones, who run their office. 52% of administrative professionals would like to receive a nice lunch today while 31% want flowers. There are over 4,300,000 administrative professionals in the U.S.

A survey by reveals that 28% of male managers have slept with their administrative assistant. Other findings:

– 25% of male managers have not slept with their administrative assistant, but would if they were given the opportunity

– 56% of business professionals have had office romances

A survey by CareerBuilder reveals that these are the professions most likely to gain weight: administrative assistant (69%) followed by engineer, teacher, nurse practitioner and IT manager. Other findings:

– 70% of workers snack throughout the day

– 24% of workers eat lunch out three times a week

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