Thursday, April 16, 2009

Give Administrative Professionals A Break

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The way to an administrative professional’s heart is through a gift card.

April 22 is Administrative Professionals Day, and according to a survey by American Express, the special day is often overlooked.

Turns out 72 percent of office pros say their co-workers have neglected to observe the day in the past, and 50 percent haven’t received a gift on Administrative Professionals Day three or more times.

When it comes to getting a gift for a secretary, receptionist, or all-around administrative whiz, plastic makes perfect.

About 88 percent of admin professionals would rather receive a $50 gift card than an extra $50 in their paycheck on the holiday.

About 79 percent say they’d rather get $25 to spend however they want over a $40 bouquet of flowers or $30 worth of chocolate, and 48 percent wouldn’t re-gift a gift card because they’d want to keep it for themselves.

To keep your go-to office pro happy, American Express suggests buying them a gift card at

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