Pausing to Appreciate the Clerical Staff

Notice: Wednesday, April 27th is National Administrative Professionals’ Day. If you’re reading this after the informed date, you can still take a second to appreciate the work of our administrative staff.

By Adam Taylor

When anyone calls a business, the person directed to answer the phone is the receptionist. Part of this person’s job is to be the wonderful person they are and send a delightful impression. These workers are the ones that give a first impression, which is—as we know—a major factor to overall impression. Nobody wants a grouchy and impatient receptionist to answer the phone—that will instantly downgrade the business. But this isn’t the only part of the job—it involves plenty of other tasks (receiving and directing visitors, coordinated scheduling, monitoring attendance, filing, presenting, etc.). National Administrative Professionals’ Day is on the Wednesday of the last full week of April each year. It’s a day to recognize the work of our secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support professionals. National Administrative Professionals’ Day is an ‘unofficial’ holiday, but it’s important that we appreciate the ones who truly are the face of our school.

dottieDottie Olson has been working in the office for 12 years. Joey Lore, a teacher in the English department says, “Dottie is hands-down one of the sweetest people on the planet. You know when you see her that you’re always going to be greeted with a friendly smile.” This year is her last working at Central, and we’re thankful to have had her.