There are all kinds of jobs in the world. Some are fairly easy (pet psychologist comes to mind, as does standing on a street corner holding a giant “We Buy Gold” or “Our Pizza Is Crazy Cheap!” sign), and some are more difficult (like the White House press secretary, whose whole job is to say nothing at all in as many words as possible, which is way harder than it might seem).
And then there are administrative professionals, whose jobs are a miracle of organization, politics, accounting, and 17 other kinds of mostly disconnected knowledge. They’re amazing!
But in case you don’t believe me, I’ll prove it. Here are 6 jobs you probably think are hard that I guarantee aren’t as hard as being as administrative professional.
Yes, they occasionally get mauled by rampaging bulls, but that’s just the slow ones. The best rodeo clowns just run around in circles with a lot of weird makeup on their faces. You think that’s harder than dealing with delinquent vendors and self-important clients?
I would have said this was harder until I tried balancing my own accounts on Quickbooks. Trust me, I would much rather spend all day massaging snake heads than trying to figure out all those stupid hotkeys.
Not to disparage those fine folks, but I’ve seen 5th-graders make rockets for their science fair projects that worked out pretty well. Are you really telling me that administrative professionals aren’t smarter than a 5th grader?
They spend a stupid amount of time in meetings. And based on what I know about meetings, that means they spend a stupid amount of time playing on their phones while ignoring whoever’s talking. Pretty sure anyone could do that.
They have nets and wire harnesses and other safety gear, which I guarantee administrative professionals don’t have. And really, all they have to do is fall – gravity takes care of most of the work for them. Anyone can fall down. I do it all the time.
Bulletproof Vest Tester
OK, so they get shot at, and I’m told that stings a little. But administrative professionals plan everything. They’re the ones organizing the next conference you’re going to attend. And having just planned my own wedding, I can say for certain that I would much rather get shot at than have to go through that again.
Thanks for all you do, administrative professionals!
Want more posts for administrative professionals? Read these:
8 Reasons Being an Administrative Professional is a Difficult and Impressive Job
7 Reasons Your Administrative Assistant Is the Most Important Asset You Have
3 Reasons to Fire all of Your Administrative Assistants