Who in your office deserves your appreciation this week?

Who in your office deserves your appreciation this week?

Secretaries don’t have the most glamorous job in the world, but where would we be without their expertise? Here at Chocolates by Tomes, we believe that secretaries deserve appreciation every day of the year. But since Secretaries Day is coming up, we will be offering some special treats. For every 48 piece Decadent gift box purchased, you will get a free 9 piece gift box of your choice. And with this we thought we’d share our 48 reasons why your secretary is your most valuable asset, all of which are great reasons to spoil them this week!

  1. They’re probably the only one in the office who is always on-time or even early!
  2. Their cheery disposition is as refreshing as a cup of coffee.
  3. You can always count on them to stall a meeting when you’re running a bit late.
  4. They always know where you left your keys in your office.
  5. They have probably reorganized documents more times than you know.
  6. They’re excellent jugglers! They can handle at least 5 things at once, so adding your dry cleaning to the list isn’t a problem!
  7. They’re superheroes that don’t wear a cape, always flying in to save the day when things go haywire.
  8. They know where everything is in the office. Even that pen cap that flew off your pen this morning. It’s under the water cooler, Mary!
  9. Their job description is flexible, meaning planning an office party and fixing the copy machine are all covered.
  10. They have the low-down on all the staff and the juicy gossip, such as whose birthday is coming up next!
  11. Memory not what it used to be? No problem. Your secretary took ample notes at that last meeting.
  12. Like Sherlock Holmes, no problem can go unsolved when your secretary is on the job.
  13. As a neutral party in the office, they can double as a judge when somebody stole somebody else’s stapler (looking at you, John!).
  14. They’re there to remind you when Mother’s day is coming up, and probably already bought the card for you to send. Phew!
  15. For some reason, they always have a calming effect on people.
  16. Save your money on encyclopaedias and your time on research. Your secretary already knows the answer to whatever it is.
  17. They always have plasters in their second drawer.
  18. Right above that drawer, they always have gum. Just ask. I promise they have it!
  19. They’re fast to act as they’re always prepared.  They’re always excited for their next task.
  20. They know you better than you know yourself, no matter if you’re the janitor or the boss. They can anticipate your actions (and your mistakes!).
  21. They put the “am” in “team-work”, as in “I am just going to do it all myself”.
  22. They’re always happy to help, and would love to make some more copies for you, of course!
  23. They are happy to help the office celebrate, and are usually at the helm with decorations and tape.
  24. Speaking of which, they always have tape. That should be at the top of this list.
  25. … and scissors. Where do all the scissors go?!
  26. They act as a buffer from angry callers or disgruntled visitors, and will always tell them that you’re in a meeting (even if you’re not!).
  27. They’ll remind you when you forget the new person’s name.
  28. Even if you don’t remember their birthday, they’ll remind you of your spouse’s… and your child’s… and your mother’s… and your great aunt’s…
  29. They’re the life of the office party.
  30. They’ll put your needs, like a pastry from down the street, above their own.
  31. Their planning skills extend to your personal needs – complimentary!
  32. They’re always waiting at the WhatsApp helm for when you get lost on the way to a client’s house and need directions.
  33. Their job doesn’t end when the workday does. Did you remember that your daughter had a football game tonight? Your secretary did!
  34. They always represent the latest and greatest in business attire fashions (as long as you forget about the slippers they wear under their desk)!
  35. They keep their personal life at home to make room for your personal life at work!
  36. Miraculously, they never get sick. Even with cold sweats and a high fever, they are absolutely definitely not even close to being sick!
  37. They know when you’re not really upset, and you’re just hungry.
  38. And they already have your favourite sandwich from your favourite shop ready for you.
  39. They have an uncanny ability to listen intently but plan their grocery list for the week simultaneously.
  40. They know your deepest darkest secrets… like the fact that you haven’t changed your socks in a week or that you have an entire drawer in your desk for chocolate!
  41. They have a photographic memory of to-do lists.
  42. No task is ever done late when it’s assigned to a secretary.
  43. They always know the best place to get chocolates … I mean really, doesn’t everyone know that’s Chocolates by Tomes!
  44. They’re the face of your company! The first one that people see when they walk in.
  45. They always look neat, clean, and respectable.
  46. They’re a guide to all new employees.
  47. They always make sure you have enough pens.
  48. Eventually, they always basically become a part of the family.

This year, let your secretary know just how much they mean to you by spoiling them to a 48 piece Decadent Gift box from Chocolates by Tomes.  You will receive a free 9 piece gift box with every box purchased so what a double treat!  Remember, they know all your secrets and bad habits, even if you don’t!