HR Strange But True

Mulching Your Yard Wasn’t in My Job Description, But I’ll Do It Anyway!

Administrative professionals consist of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support professionals. They typically work in an office environment and are there to assist employers in administrative functions. However, sometimes employers take administrative professionals for granted and end up treating them like personal assistants, rather than the professionals that they are!

In honor of Administrative Professionals Day, Staples Business Advantage solicited feedback from administrative professionals, asking them about the craziest tasks they’d ever had to do in the line of admin work. The top 10 answers were highlighted in the infographic below. If number three isn’t illegal, it’s definitely embarrassing!

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