Last week, I wrote a post where I shared statistics from a survey conducted by American Express that revealed some interesting insight into what employees really want to get as gifts for Administrative Professionals Day, which occurs on April 22nd.
To help business owners, managers, entrepreneurs, and other business women recognize their assistants who they rely on to ensure their businesses run smoothly, American Express is offering FIVE $100 American Express Gift Cards to Women On Business readers!
How to Enter:
- To enter, leave a comment on this post answering this question: Who you would give a $100 American Express Gift Card to in honor of Administrative Professionals Day and why? Comments that do not answer the question will not be included in the drawing.
- Comments must be left on this post before 11:59pm on Saturday, April 25, 2009 (Eastern Time) to be entered into the drawing. One comment per email address please. Contest open to entrants with continental U.S. mailing addresses only.
- Each comment will be entered into a drawing, and five winners will be selected randomly from those entries. Each winner will receive ONE $100 American Express gift card.
- The winners will be contacted via email, so please be sure you leave a valid email address in your comment.
- The winners will be notified by April 27, 2009. If a winner does not respond with his or her mailing address within 72 hours of the notification email being sent, he or she forfeits the prize and an alternate winner will be selected (same guidelines apply).
- Each winner’s prize will be shipped after the mailing address is provided (prize ships directly from an American Express representative). Once the prize is claimed, the winner’s name will be announced on Women On Business.
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I would give the $100 to the sometimes overlooked secretaries. I think that most businesses wouldn’t be the businesses that they are without our administration. Thanks!
Jessica Maurer says
I would give $100 to my mom. She is such a hard worker – She is a bank teller. Dealing with numerous people throughout the day is tough, but add on money & math, ugh, I would be cross eyed by noon, LOL! She is such a hard worker, she likes what she does and does it well. We all know the banks are hurting right now, but she does not let that effect how well she does her job.
my wife. She is the hard working assistant I have. A true partner
I would give the gift card to my daughter, not only a very excellent administrative assistant at a prominent law firm but the mother of my grandson, a child that she waited over 10 years to have. Now she must work and be a mom and she is not a young mom but she is doing a great keeping up with a three year old and a difficult job and I’m so proud of her.
The receptionist/administrative assistant at our office who takes care of everything and everybody. She’s fabulous.
I would certainly gift the card to my partner, because like many small business owners she has to wear all 500 of Bartholomew’s Hats! Including many that aren’t her size & aren’t particularly flattering, as we are instantly supposed to be expert accountants, web designers, style experts, fit experts, Quickbooks conquerors, bar code creators, shipping table experts, inventory control specialists, import experts, our own tech support, business card designers, you name it- usually all at the same time! The front office & back office & everything in between! ;D
I would give $100.00 American Express gift card to my oldest daughter because she is an administrative assistant and works long hard hours for very little pay.
I’d give this to my mom who has been an admin professional for years! Thanks.
I would give card to myself for putting up with the cheapest boss on Earth for years!
I’ve been at my job for 22 years now and Fran has been the police department “secretary” for the past 10 years. She keeps track of supplies running low and makes sure you have what you need BEFORE you run out. There’s never a delay when you ask her to do something. She’s the official statistician for our department and her numbers are always dead on. She frequently takes on projects no one else wants to do and she does them quickly, accurately and always without complaint. She’s also the most pleasant woman I’ve ever met; she remembers everyone’s birthday and I love going into her office to see her “wall of fame” where she has photos of everyone’s children on her wall. She’s so much more than a secretary; she’s the wheel that keeps our department turning.
Nadine Larsen says
I would give the card to my sister who keeps all the books for my husbands two businesses and my at home business. She works tirelessly for us and never complains or accepts bonuses insisting that family helps each other.
I run a business by myself with my husband but there is a lady who deserves alot because she helps us with our paperwork and medical records..thats who I would give this to as she does alot for us.
My husband, because without him my life would be so disorganized. Thanks.
I would give this to my sister who is a Legal Aide, which is a fancy way of saying administrative asst. Or so she says.
I’d give it to my former secretary, Susan, because even though we don’t work together anymore, she still looks out for me.
Debra B says
I would give it to myself to enjoy for all that I do, I work in an office that has several family owned businesses within the same office bldg, and I do work for all of them and put up with so much in my day to day operations between all businesses, to be honest I think I deserve it for the stress I endure daily running the different aspects of the office with no additional outside help other than the family who is rarely there, thank you for hosting this wonderful giveaway
Lincoln Mulkey says
I would give the $100 American Express Gift Card to Michelle, our sweepstakes group administrator for her neverending enegy, unselfish giving, and her professional attitude.
Lisa Foster says
Well I couldn’t choose just one person because there are three that work in the school’s office where I work and they are all so sweet and helpful. I would take them all out after work for dinner.
adrienne gordon says
we work in a small office of 8, so I’d give it to our admin. professional who does so much to keep our small cmpany afloat
Darlene Alexander says
I would give it to our church secretary. She does soooooo much and never seems to get the credit she deserves.
Margaret Smith says
We have a woman in our office, Betty, who is so wonderful and helpful. She’s a real team player, always helping out and just a very caring person in general. Besides working in the office, she also does lots of charity work in her free time. She’s had a hard year and I would love to give this gc to her. Thanks for this giveaway.
Teresa E says
I would give it to anyone of the utility workers that worked 24/7 to get our electricity back on during our ice storm here in KY.
Cynthia C says
I would give it to our retired school secretary who made everything run so smoothly that few appreciated everything she did. Thanks for the chance.
I would give to me because I have been an administrative assistant for the same company for 10 years and I NEVER get anything on Administrative Professional’s Day. 🙁
Shelley Mitchell says
I work in IT. This would be a great surprise! Thanks so much for the great giveaway.
Who you would give a $100 American Express Gift Card to in honor of Administrative Professionals Day and why?
I would give it to my daughter who is a spectacular administrative professional. She is soooo organized, bordering on nicely obsessive. She deserves recognition because she manages her home, family, and work with equal superior capability.
I recently retired from an office with a great Office manager – I would give the American Express card to her
Patricia Treskovich says
I’d give to to my sister, who does a lot for her company, but seems unappreciated.
Gregory Hill says
Lisa. Why? One word – dedication
I wish I had an administrative assistant as it would make so many things easier – so since I’m my OWN AA, I’d keep the $100
Carly W says
I would give the $100 American Express gift card to the secretary at the accounting office I work at. She is so sweet and always works so hard and deserves something nice like this. Thank you!
I would give it to a beautiful senior citizen receptionist that greets everyone with an infectious smile and warm hugs. She treats everyone as if they are one of her beloved children. Whether it’s the mailman delivering mail, the greasy mechanic in the service shop or the high strung car salesman on the lot, she listens to their stories, asks them about their families and shows concern if they’re feeling down. She even makes them brownies and Rice Krispie treats.
Little does anyone know, that this fabulous woman suffers from a severe case of utricular vertigo that is uncurable. Her days and nights are filled with the sensation of spinning or swaying constantly while she is simply standing or sitting. Nausea and headaches are just a couple of the symptoms. Anxiety of falling is her greatest detriment.
Despite all of this, she shows up to work dressed up, hair coiffed, and smelling lovely. She doesn’t complain, she doesn’t show signs of her sickness nor does she discuss it.
How do I know this? … She’s my amazing mother.
My husband. He’s the professional administrator for our family. He left a job in banking to stay home with our 2 young children and now he applies the most organized mind to keeping them happy and learning while maintaining our home.
For a job that earns no salary but requires endless patience and skill, $100 is the least I could offer.
Carolyn G says
I would give it to hubby so he can give it to his administrative assistant Melody. She is wonderful. She keeps everything running smoothly at this office thus keeping him happy. SHe is also a very sweet lady and has some wonderful little girls who I adore. I appreciate that she makes my hubby’s life easier at work.
Carol G says
I would give it to myself, since I keep the books and manage all the correspondence for my grandson’s business, as well as doing the taxes for the entire family.
I would give this to my daughter, she is anamazing women who has an online buisness that has had tremendous growth,[ and she has grown with it]keeps her very busy but she always makes time for family . It would be great to give her recognition for her achievments.
Kristen Blanco says
I would give this to my mom. She is currently on leave for medical reasons (she is undergoing cancer treatments) but she is the most spectacular administrative assistant and has been for the past 18 YEARS at the same company! I would love to show her how much she means to me as well as to her co-workers. This would make her year!
Deborah R says
I’d like to give a $100 American Express Gift Card to the lady who processes the water payments for our town. She knows everyone in the county and we are rather new here, and when we ask her questions she either knows the answer or finds it for us, including going out of her way to do so. You just don’t get service like that today!
I would give the money to my daughter who amazes me with her professionalism, her sincerity and her ability to make all that she does look so easy. As an engineer, wife, and mother she has challenges to meet daily and she does so with grace.
I would give the GC to my office manager. She is always at work and goes above and beyond what is expected of her. The poor woman work every weekend and never seems to take a break.
I would give it to our department manager Amal, who is the heart and soul of this place. From the day I stopped in as a perfect stranger from another department to follow up on something and she immediately took responsibility for dealing with the matter to today, 6 years later, when we are friends and colleagues she has never wavered. Her ethos is integrity, hard work and a sense of responsibility, far above and beyond the call of duty. She is a gem.
Jennifer B. says
I’d give it to my husband. He works in an office all day and rarely gets appreciated.
beth shepherd says
I would give it to my husband. He is a wonderful hard working man that supports his family without complaint. THank you
Jennifer M says
Seriously? I’d give it to myself. Because heaven knows, my boss isn’t going to give me anything, despite my being his “administrative professional” for 15 years now. And yes, he missed my 15th anniversary here too!
Angela J says
Not sure, too many adult children to choose one, guess I’d have to keep it!
I would give it to myself, since I am an administrative assistant.
I would give it to my sister, the hardest working most underappreciated person I know.
I would give it to this lady I know who runs Meals On Wheels for the county. She is great.
Janice Whitaker says
Well I would have to keep it myself. I am forgotten until someone needs me to do something for them 🙁
Suzanne C says
I would give to to the Admin in our division. She is always helping everyone and never asks for help when she is scheduling meetings and the several events we do constantly.
To the penultimate administrative professional in the office and at home, my mom! Organized, keeps all the balls in the air without dropping any and always with a smile for everyone. I’d give it to her for a spa day! Mani, Pedi, Massage!
Bob D. says
I would give it to my Administrative Professional, Lee. She is so incredibly efficient and dedicated, I could never replace her.
Julie N says
I think it would be a toss up between the secretary at school and the one at work. The school secretary because she has such a demanding job and the gal at work is one of my favorite people. I may have to flip a coin.
Patricia Moneta says
My husband as he doen’t ask for much but sure does alot.
Pete Boehm says
My school could not manage without our administrative assistants, so that is who I would give it to.
Sue B. says
I would give it to my husband. I couldn’t manage without all of his help.
Susan C says
I would give it to my sister-in-law. She is a wonderful administrative assistant and 8 months pregnant to boot!
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Bruce F says
My daughter Rebecca start college in August she has earned it.
Karen H says
I’d keep it for myself. Can you say S-P-A?
I’m the administrative assistant to my boss, my husband, my sons, manage our home financials and have to do my own personal business for our healthcare and insurance. Whew – Who has time to cook?
Thanks for hosting a great giveaway.
Jean F says
I would give the $100 American Express gift card to my hairstylist in exchange for her professional services. As a solopreneur, I do not have an assistant, but I do need to look good.
Anne D says
I used to be an Administrative Assistant so I know what it’s like and how hard you have to work. I’d give it to my niece that works hard every day.
Felicia Shapiro says
I would give it to myself for doing all the organization needed to start a new business.
I would give it to my boss for all the things she does to help us out.
Lori Berman says
I would give this to my mom. She’s on a fixed income so this would be for her to get herself something fun!
Linda Lansford says
I would give the $100 to Hannah a the Dv shelter
Autumn H. says
I’d give it to my mom because she runs a business all by herself (well with my dad too) so I guess give it to both of them! -)
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I would give it to my boss. She needs to build a higher fence because her neighbor is a nasty man!
I actually have an asst. who would love this.
Linda Fish says
I would give it to myself, I dont even get a coffee mug
Marilyn Wons says
I would give it to my husband because he runs a community computer club which he does not get paid for.
Jeff Donahue says
I would give the 100$ card to a personnel manager.
Jennifer Jones says
I would give it to myself. I have been an administrative professional for almost 20 years. I also have a consulting business on the side. I stay very busy!
John Wheeler says
I would give it to my boss…
Joanne Schultz says
As I was laid off last year, and am not currently working with any administrative professionals, I’d give the gift card to me 🙂
Thanks for the giveaway!
Selfish maybe but I would give it to me. I believe the people I work for would give it to me too but how do I know they will see this contest and nominate me? Looks like I have to nominate myself…again!
I would give it to my accountant who always does a super job in preparing our taxes.
Mary Casper says
I would give this to myself simply because I deserve it
Bob B. says
Quite a few secretaries would deserve the $100 but Patti the secretary at my dentist’s office is a most pleasant and hard working person and I would love to give her the recognition with the $100 gift card.
Gary Osborn says
Wooo Hooo Make me a winner!
I would give it to my sister who has been an administrative assistant for 15+ yrs. She is a consummate professional, always positive and helpful, concientious and dependable. She is my inspiration and my hero!
Sandy Mason says
I would give to my sister who has been helping me out after I had back surgery on Tuesday. She could really use the money, but won’t take any from me. I think she would take a winning $100.00 though..so let’s help her out.
I’d love to give one to my daughter who has calmly put up with a really WACKO boss for way too long!
Ellen L says
I would give a young lady named Julie a $100 American Express Gift Card in honor of Administrative Professionals Day because she is a hard worker. She puts in a lot of extra hours to get the job done. She’s terrific! Thanks for offering this!
Vicky Boackle says
i would give this to a friend who works for an impossible boss and always is smiling.
I’d give this to my Mom who was an Admin Asst for 40 years!
I would give this to my husband because he is the hardest-working person I know and he deserves a treat. Thank you!
I would give this to my best friend. She always gives to others and deserves this. Thank you.
Kelly Watson | Womenwise Marketing says
I would give it to myself! (Is that wrong?) As a small business owner, I’m not yet at the point where I can afford an administrative assistant, so I have to make time for all the detail work. One day, though, I’ll be able to delegate 🙂
Debbie R says
I would give it to the pharm tech at Walmart that was being yelled at by the Pharmacist. That over bearing man embarrassed her in front of all the customers waiting on Perscriptions & all of her co workers.
She had been employed there for awhile. He was new.
i would give this to my secretary
Galen Wood says
I would give it to a pastor – they do an amazing amount of administration when you think about it.
rebekah arnold says
I would give it to my mother who is the hardest working woman I have ever known! she is 67 and still raising babies ( she is now raising her adoptive son (great grandson) and her youngest great grandson who is 2 she is such an amazing person and I could not think of any of that would deserve it more and since she has limited income it sure would come in handy for her thanks for the chance
Sarah Z says
I would give this to our Admin Pat because she knows everything and if she doesn’t she works until she finds the answer out plus she is great for laughs!
I would actually give this to my mom because she is an admin at a food wholesaler and always complains about how little she is appreciated by her boss. thanks! ([email protected])
joe gersh says
I would give this to our admin. Mary Lou, because she screens all calls for us, and will make up an excuse if we to not want to answer
I would give the gift to my sister. She is an administrative assistant, and works long hours.
I would give this card to my friend who is a single mom and works three jobs. One is a secretary at a school…which does not pay much at all.
but thanks for letting me dream of making her life a little easier.
sally wess says
it would have to be my daughter. she has the greatest work ethics i have ever seen, and she is also very talented.
her knowledge of creating on the computer has been found to be excellant by employers. she adds to this by being a team leader, and can incite other workers to give their all to a project. she incorporates this also in her private life, she’s a great friend as well as a great employee. she deserves this.
I would give the $100 to a nurses aide who works with us. The CNAs in the hospital are usually underpaid and more often than not underappreciated! They have a very dirty, thankless job and a good one is hard to find! They deserve more respect than they get – it takes all members of the healthcare team from CNAs to MDs to keep the healthcare system running and the patient well taken care of!
I would give this to my church secretary-she works so hard and isnt paid at all!
I would use it to take our administrative professionals to lunch. They could all benefit and they deserve it.
Barbara J says
To my daughter who is working as an admin asst even though she has a masters in Engineering. Trying that old “foot in the door” approach in these hard-to-get-a-job times.
I’d give it to my Mom. She’s been needing and wantiung to retire for years. She deserves it.
I would give it to the assistant at a tax office I used this year. She went way above and beyond her call of duty and I really appreciated her extra effort.
Emilie S says
I would give it to a temp, as I’ve done temping for many years (as a legal sec’y)…it’s hard enough being a regular secretary, but to come in and do your best for someone you don’t know, when you don’t know where anything is at the desk is a real challenge, and then temps are never recognized either at Admin. Professionals Day or at the holidays…
Kathy Scott says
I would give it to my boss.
I would give this to my sister-in-law! she’s the hardest worker I know and really deserves a surprise;)
Susan Smith says
I would give this to my sister who works hard.
Gail Crawford says
I would give it to myself, because I need it.
Dana Baniewicz says
I would give it to my friend, a QA technical assistant who is impeccable to the upmost and who knows and understands the true meaning of friendship.
I would give this to my husband for constantly running errands for me.
Carolyn Moye says
My beautiful daughter-in-law deserves this as much as anyone that I know. I love being able to show my appareciation for her and all she does for everyone else.
Carolyn Moye says
I did not address specific of Administrative Professional, so I would like to correct this. I would give this to my beautiful daughter-in-law who works as an administrative professional but also works a second job to help provide for her family. She deserves any recogniztion for her hard work and wonderful attitude.
Steve Scott says
I would give to my wife because she is my right hand man.
Darlene Alexander says
I would give it to my daughter as a guft in honor of my 25+ years as an administrative asst.
MARY HOFMANN says
Definately to Marietta who handles all the paper work for our little pet rescue group. The fact that she volunteers to do this is reason enough.
ANGELA SOWELL says
HELP WITH COLLEGE TUITIONS. THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY!
I would give it to my daughter, she is a wonder.She has her own online buisness that she has carefully built up all by herself while still extending herself to family .
I would give the American Express gift card to my father. He runs his own law office as part of a partnership and he’s very calm ad collective with how he handles business.
Kimberley C. says
I would give the card to an Administrative Assistant because they are never thanked for all the hard work they do. It would be a great way to show appreciation and thanks. I am one, so I would know!
Kathleen C says
I would give the $100 American Express gift card to my daughter. She is a single mother raising a daughter. She works for a county youth agency and with budget cuts, layoff is looming. She could use a little something to help during her pending unemployment.
Melissa D says
I’d love to give this card to the administrative assistant I work with– she is a superhero in the office!
Nicole D. says
I would give the gift card to myself! I was just checking online to make sure today was A-P day, since I’m an assistant, and my boss failed to remember, again.
I would give the American Express Gift Card in honor of Administrative Professionals Day to my niece she is a one of the hardest working professional woman I know.
🙂 Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! 🙂
Bonnie S says
I would give it to myself. I am the assistant!
Sue Farrell says
I would give it to the assistant to our company vice-president because she works night and day for him and he still treats her like dirt.
christina singer says
I would give the card to my sister. she is an administrative assistant and she works super hard.
Kayce C says
I’d give it to my mom because this is her week off and she’s working anyway.
i would give the gift card to my assistant. simply put, i could not do my job without her!
sign me up
I would definitely give it to my boss. She is incredibly working two full-time jobs, one of which is her own business, which she started right before the economic downturn. She is determined to keep her business open so she can continue to enrich the lives of artistic young people as a choral director and arts academy owner!
Over the years I’ve seen basically all of our administrative assistants and receptionist phased out. My consulting office is now self-serve — buy and lick your own stamps dude. So I would give to my partner who assists me in so many ways.
stephanie fuller says
I would give the card to a school principal I’ve worked closely with as a substitute teacher. She works so hard for the kids at her school.
I would give it to my secretary at the middle school I work at for all the messages she’s taken for me over the years. That sweetie. Love yah, Mar(y)!
Meredith Rogen says
I would give it to my Mom. She works as an attendance secretary at a local middle school. She is a patient, caring, empathetic, devoted, hard working secretary that loves her students!
Gabriel J. says
I would give it to my partner who is an executive assistant.
If I won, I would give the American Express gift card to my assistant, LJ, who takes on various tasks because he has a “can do” attitude and the aptitude to complete the task properly, is proactive and always, always, always tries to make my life easier!
My Mother she works 10+ hours a day 6 days a week. If you want to meet a hard worker meet her!
I would give it to my hardworking grandmother who has been an administrative assistant for over fifty years.
betty crawford says
I would give this to my daughter, who has chosen this profession, and just found out that her car needs a rebuilt transmission. This could cheer her up.
I would give it to my mother — she’s an admin assistant and as far as I know never actually gets gifts!
I would love to give it to Lavern. She takes everyone cussin and hollering about their paychecks and the mistakes arent always hers. People need to know they are appreciated for what they do. I just want to “Thank Her” for hard work done. Hat off to you girl!
i would give my former boss a $100 American Express Gift Card to in honor of Administrative Professionals Day because she was able to manage so well.
Pamela Callahan says
There is a lady that I work with who is the most helpful and appreciative person anyone could ask for. It is no secret that she is underpaid for her work. She has helped me out so many times, I can’t think on anyone who would deserve this prize more!
me because this year has not started well but i persevere and just get through each day because i have to for me
alicia wallace says
I would give it to Barbara, our HR assistant – she is only one woman, but works for a department of 10!
My mom is one of the hardest working people I know, and she deserves it!
Angela C says
I would give it to my staff of 6 administrative workers. I would order in lunch, snacks, drinks, etc…and have one awesome food day at work!! THANKS!
Patti Sherman says
I would give it to me as I run a business one handed..many times in the wee hours of the morning.
I would give it to my daughter, she is the president of a womens group and works endlessly preparing the meetings each week.
I would give it to my husbands boss who really has given my husband some good opportunities and is a great leader at their place of business!
My mom deserves this more than anyone I know. She has been a adminstrative for years and is raised two kids and always managed to have a huge dinner cooked when we got home. I dont know how she done it.
Sheila B says
Me because my bosses never honor me!
Karen Gonyea says
I’d give this to my daughter who is such a hard worker.
I would give the gift card to the hardest working secretaries at the grade school where my kids go, I want them to know they are appreciated for all their hard work and caring!
Dawn S. says
I would give it to me, for putting up with quite a few idiot bosses at my job!
I would give the $100 to my mother, who has been an ambitious business woman her entire life. She strives and works hard, all while taking care of the family, as well as showing her children that giving to the community is important. Shes inspired me to start my own business. I owe it all to her. She helped to enlarge my ideas and my heart with passion and compassion. Thanks!
Our receptionist, who also handles all of my travel woes. Quite the task!
I would love to give this to my sister! She’s a telecommunications representative and deserves a “bonus”. Thanks!
I would give it to my husband’s administrative assistant who has to decipher his handwriting and who makes a great pot of coffee!
Esther Kwon says
i would give it to my aunt. Mother’s day is coming up and she doesn’t have a daughter but has very tough 3 sons who really don’t take care of their mom.
I would give the gift card to my daughter, Kaitland, who is the Office Manager for an architectural firm. She graduated from DePaul University in Chicago in May of 2008 and got the job the same month. She is an Art History major and has found the job to be a wonderful learning experience. As a parent, I was just thrilled she got a job. She loves it!
I would give the gift certificate to a friend who works as a secretary at a neighborhood school. She remains composed at all times, is courteous to everyone who visits the school office and shows only a positive attitude to even the most demanding student. Thank you for the contest.
Anita A. says
My Mom as she worked for years as an administrative professional and was very underappreciated.
If I were to win the $100.00 American Express card I would definitely have to give it to my daughter, who is an assistant manager for a bank. She works very long hours and goes above and beyond her duties, including visiting the elderly at nursing homes to balance their checking accounts on her own time. She is very deserving of it.
Katy M says
We have a woman named Kathi in our office who works as an administrative professional. She works sooo hard and always has such a great attitude. I would love to be able to give her something like this! Thanks! 🙂
Kris T. says
I would give the gift to myself because I keep my boss at the top of her game and I ain’t afraid to admit it! And because she’s such a great boss, she wouldn’t be afraid to admit it either! Thanks for the chance to win!
paul haddock says
1 to a teacher, a policman, a firman, a service member, and a nurse. We owe each thanks
Lynda C says
I would give it to our church secretary. She does a great job and I know she doesn’t make a lot of money. Her husband has been out of work for a long time–maybe 6 months! so I know they could use it.
I work from the home and my wife helps with my administrative duties. I would give her the gift card, because she helps me in many ways, without payment.
phil stacy says
My administrative assistant because she does an outstanding job every day
I’d give the gift card to one of the ladies who work in clerical at work. She handles stress so well.
I would give it to my mom who works with special needs kids and helps them out..they don’t get enough credit for what they do and help with on and ongoing basis..
I would give a $100 American Express Gift Card to my mom because she works so hard. Her husband owns a couple of small businesses and she is always in charge of a million different tasks. Like running to the grocery store to pickup tomatoes, filling out tax forms, or printing brochures. They would be lost without her.
Kelly Jones says
Who you would give a $100 American Express Gift Card to in honor of Administrative Professionals Day and why?
I’d have to say myself because without me, the entire office wouldn’t get insurance verifications done, no insurance payments would come to the office, in turn not paying my boss and the flow of money would come to a halt. Things would be very unorganized. Since no one else in the office I work at knows how to do my job, basically things would be backed up big time. Without me, they couldn’t function. I’m a very highly organized and efficient worker. Whatever gets put in my inbox, gets done that same day.
A good example of the above: Last week I called off as I had a really bad cold that just kicked the heck outta me and knocked me down big time. While I was gone, nothing got done (because they don’t know how to do it) and when I came back this week, there was a ton of stuff in my inbox. That same day, I got it all done except for one. Was very busy, well organized and very efficient on getting things done and accomplished.
Frankly, I’d rather do them myself anyway, then I know theyll get done properly.
Thanks and have a great day.
Leigh Nichols says
I would give this to my mother- she is wedged in between caring for her elderly mother and two of her grandchildren- and tending to one of her sons who returned home at age 33. Poor woman- she deserves it!!
i would give it to Elizabeth at Administrative Support Services because she works so hard.
To my wife, who carries the load of many, and always does it with grace and style.
Would have to be my Mom, who works very hard at making sure that things always flow smoothly, and the needs of customers, regardless of how outrageous, can be accomodated.
Karla V says
I would give the gift card to our new assistant manager Sara. She started off as a hostess with our company and worked her way up to cashier, food server, crew supervisor and now assistant manager. She is one of the hardest young workers I know.
My daughter, because she is so conscientious and considerate with everyone with whom she has to interact.
I would use it because no one in my office celebrates Administrative Assistants day sadly
Laura G says
I’d give it to our eldest daughter who is the most diligent, hardest working administrative assistant I know.
Barbara Fox says
I would give it to me! My boss just informed me that I can no longer wear blue jeans to work 🙁 I’ve got to buy new clothes & this gift card would sure help me out!
I’d give it to my husband, he works 2 jobs, one of them is his small business venture. He works so hard so he really deserves it.
Thanks for the chance
I’d give it myself to make up getting nothing more than a card when I was an actual Admin. Asst.
I would give it to my secretary..she is awesome!
This would go to my brother’s secretary. She’s been with the firm for at least 30 years. She rocks!
Michele H says
I would give it to my administrative assistant Sandra. She is the best admin a woman could ask for. If I have a proposal or presentation that needs to be produced late in the day she will stay after 5:00 as long as it takes to get it done. She really is my rock.
I would give it to myself because I now work at home and act as my own administrative assistant. I never realized how hard it is to please me. 😉
Beverley Justice says
I would give it to our church’s secretary, the pastor’s wife. Boy, does she deserve it!
Sharon Seneker says
I would give this to my husband! He is the business man in the family! Thanks!
Miranda Allen says
I would give it to my best friend whom works her butt off for everyone else
I would give it to my mom because she is an overworked and underpaid administrative professional and because she has been the overworked and never paid administrative professional for our family for forty years.
Kim V says
I would give it to my secretary Shannon who always goes the extra mile.
Thanks for the giveaway!
Ellie W says
My daughter in law who runs the front office for a dental clinic. Underpaid and under appreciated.
Michelle Simons says
Administrative Professionals Day nominee would most likley be my Mother because she is the President of Genealogy Society in our town and she works hard helping everyone for free to find their familys. She volunteered 4 years ago and I think she would be thrilled to enjoy a couple nights out with her husband with the 100.00 American Express gift card. She so deserves a break today. Thank you.
Susan M. says
I would love to be able to gift the $100 to my instructor. I just finished an Administrative Assistant course at my Community College. My instructor, who has been an AA for many years, is very deserving. She went beyond her duties as an instructor to make sure that each and every one of the members of my class achieved greatness. She is definitely the most caring person that I have come across in a long time.
Lee Taylor says
I would give the $100 American Express gift card to my ‘Mom’ as an early ‘Mother’s Day’ present!
For twenty-six years, she’s worked as an ‘under-appreciated’ ( and not to mention ‘under paid’) legal assistant in Chicago’s DA office!
She truly deserves this gift card!
Thanks for the ‘great’ giveaway offering!
Please, include my mom and I into your drawing!
Good luck to all!
arlene gurwich says
i would give the money to my sister who immediately called 911 recently after I went blank, couldn’t focus or move without feeling faint. She saved me from having a complegte stroke. She is very special and deserves something nice
would give it to my sister… she runs the farm bureau in mo. she is the admin asst to 5 agents
I would give it to a woman that I know that in the last couple of years has opened up several sober living homes that have sucessfully changed the lives of many addicts in order to give them a stable envirnomnet. I have watched her put her heart and soul into these projects and it has turned out great for all involved.
I would give it to our HR professional. She works so hard to make sure that we all have the best benefits package each year, and even was able to lower the cost of our health insurance plan!!
Lisa H says
I’d give it to my mom who works hard with no appreciation.
I’d give it to my husband. he’s self-employed and acts as his own administrative assistant!
Carol F says
I would give it to the assistant in our office,she has been working so hard lately to find patients to schedule to have procedures done, most are putting things off because of the economy.
kathleen yohanna says
I would give this gift card to my daughter who is a personal banker. She works very hard to take care of her clients. Everyone is stressed out over the economy.
Jennifer gersch says
I would give this to Sandy, who files all of our records. I often misnumber the records, and sandy gently reminds me when I have done this, instaed of getting angry.
Jennifer gersch says
I would give this to Sandy, who files all of our records. I often misnumber the records, and sandy gently reminds me when I have done this, instaed of getting angry.
dianne woolsey says
I would give it to Kaye the secretary in our case mgmt office. We are going through some major changes and she is in the office having to deal with the turmoil on a daily basis yet she still maintains a smile and helping hand.
Charity S. says
I would give it to a this wonderful overworked and underpaid receptionist that I know.
I would give it to my Mother who is a hard-working administrative professional. She has worked at a small school in the front office for about 15 years not. She loves her school and the kids of her school. SHe shows a real dedication to her job and that is why I would give it to her. THANKS
I would nominate my daughter-in-law and give her the giftcard. She is such a dedicated professional at her law firm. Without her, the lwayers in her office would be a mess. I feel she deserves this gift card.
I would give a $100 American Express Gift Card to my sister in honor of Administrative Professionals Day. My sister is an exceptional role model and a wonderful sister. She works for a large entertainment company in New York and is currently pursuing an MBA at New York University. She works so hard to make ends meet and just live her life that I feel that she deserves a small token for her hard work.
I would split the $100 with the other Administrative Assistant in our office. We are the hardest working Administrative Assistants and are great at what we do.
Carol C. says
I would give it to my daughter. She is just beginning to learn about how to manage credit, cash cards, etc. She is a blessing.
Renee C. says
I think I would give it to myself. I have a Masters Degree in Counseling and because of the economy have had to take a job where I am classified as an Executive Secretary, I may as well get something for all those years of education (LOL).
I want to give it to my mom because she is hard worker for long time to keep up our taxes and bills but soon it will be her birthday too. I want to give her something special.
I would give it to my mom because not only have her hours been cut but she is stil expected to get all of her work done and by any rights she should be retired by now.
R Hicks says
I would give it to our hardworking secretary
Veronica Garrett says
I would give it to my hardworking daughter-in-law who keeps the dental office she works at running smoothly.
Suzanne Lewis says
I have a large admin support staff at my work, but I have a favorite among them, Kim. She goes above and beyond to assist us without ever complaining. She’s funny too!
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To a special lady who works in research and development and will soon celebrate her 30-year anniversary with the same company. 🙂
Geoff K says
I’d give it to Shirley, the tireless, ever-cheerful, amazingly proficient, efficient, and helpful secretary of my graduate program at my university. Even though she’s often overburdened with bureaucratic and organizational concerns, she never shows it, and her work ethic is matched only by her fantastic people skills. I’d love to be able to surprise her with a gift card for Administrative Professionals Day as a small token of my gratitude for the assistance she’s given me personally and to remind her that the entire department values her service and daily presence. Thanks!
Linda Russell says
I would give it to our secretary/receptionist at work. I’ve been at my agency for over 15 years, at 3 separate locations. ‘Anita’ is the first secretary I’ve worked with who is a divine gift to our office. She always goes above and beyond, helping us with any extra or last minute work the management team throws at us. When we were short staffed for almost 6 months, she stepped up and helped us complete all the data entry that was required of us, without so much as one complaint. She is any office manager’s dream come true. Thanks for the chance to show her how valuable she is!
I would give it to myself (is that okay?) I am everyone’s administrative assistant and no one pays me!
I would give the $100 gift card to my assistant on Administrative Professionals Day because she has been with me for 14 years and handles all of the daily routines required to keep the company running smoothly.
Mya Brooks says
I would keep it for myself, because that’s exactly what I am LOL. I do a lot for American Family Insurance!!!
Patricia Bergman says
I would give the certificate to Traci Bixenmann. She totally holds our office (staff of 23) together, handling personnel, accounting, and general fun.
Elizabeth Ray says
I’d give this to my husband, who is the go-to guy at work.
I would give it to my daughter for all the help she gives me, with a complaint. Even tho she is married and busy as a lawyer, she always has time to answer a question or help me learn the computer and ect.
She is a very special young woman ! 🙂
I would give the American Express Gift Card to my husband. He has worked hard supporting our household for thirty years now and he is truly a nice wonderful person who is kind and like by all.
I would give it to my sisters favorite RN at the hospital. While not technically an administrative assistance, sometimes I think that girl is the only thing that keeps my sister sane, which in turn keeps me sane… she deserves way more than $100 for that!
Ed Nemmers says
My neighbor, who works in this capacity at the American Cancer Society.
Christine R. says
I would give the $100 AE gift card to the lady who works at my water department because she keeps the office in top running form.
sheila k. says
It’s a toss up who I would gift it to. My youngest sister and four daughters are being foreclosed on and most of their personal belongings were recently sold in a sheriff’s sale. My son’s wife kidnapped their baby and ran off, and so he needs a lot of monetary and emotional support right now. These are all wonderful, hardworking people who I care a lot about.
May Schultz says
I would most certainly give the $100 America Express GIft Card to my daughter, Joanne, who is currently out of a job, due to the economy. She sure could use and extra $100.
honestly… my mom’s assistant. She always has the best candy for me.
Louise W. says
My daughter. She had spent over 15 years with a title company, and was then oversees(husband stationed in Airforce in Germany)–and after having spent the 3 years there, the title company, when she returned refused to give her the 15 years due her–had to start over on page ONE getting all her pension and vacation time back, and was told she would not get any of it.
I would give it to myself. Nobody remembered to even say thank you to me on Administrative Professionals Day. I would quit but I really love my job!
Andrea T. says
Honestly, I would give it to myself. I am the person in my house who does it all, and quite frankly I deserve it…LOL. Thanks!
Sarah Lehan says
I would give it to the lady at the Denver Botanic Gardens who is always so helpful to me. Thanks for the contest.
I would give the $100 gift card to my amazing mother. Not only does she have four different part time jobs (secretary at three different places, and a bartender), but she manages to take care of her two teenage children without ever complaining. She works all hours of the day, cooks, brings us to school and lacrosse practices, and brings us anywhere we want. I’m 18 and had to give my car to my father a couple of months ago, which left it up to me and my mother to share her car. My parents are divorced and both work all hours of the day and my mother especially has no time to herself. She would take me to both of my jobs, which sometimes took 30 minutes just to bring me to my job a couple towns over, and would miss her lunch break because of it. She never has any fun time and barely ever gets to hang out with friends because she is trying to support our family through the hard times. She is an inspiration and never complains and whenever my brother or I, or any of her friends complain about the littlest things, she talks to us about them and makes us feel better. It breaks my heart to see she works so hard and feels like she has nothing to show for it. When my brother will ask for $20 here and there a lot of the times she can’t give it to him, and that’s the ONLY time she gets emotional because she feels she can’t give her children everything they want. She’s never bitter, never feels sorry for herself and is my own personal hero and I love her with all of my heart. She’s an all around amazing mother and has to deal with complaints all day long from all her jobs, and I know just that alone would make me break down in tears. I can’t even say it enough that she is my hero and is an inspiration to many people including myself.
Kevin Elliott says
I would give this to my wife, who is an assistant at a health care firm. You mean a lot to me and to everyone you know!
Sue Marinelli says
I would give this prize to my daughter who works in an office and does such a great job everyday
I’d give it to my mom, since she’s an “administrative professional” and thats how she supported me for so long growing up when she was a single mother!! Love ya mom!!
G Stark says
Myself because I am not an Administrative Assistant after being an at-home Mom for 18 years. I now have two full-time jobs.. I would buy a new sweater because I’m always cold in my office and there’s no money for new clothes right now.
Lily Kwan says
I would give a $100 American Express gift card to my friend in honor of Administrative Professionals Day because he works very hard and I want to show my appreciation to him.
Connie T says
I would give this to my sis who was recently widowed and struggling to make ends meet as an office manager. The company she works for is going through a rough time and everyone except her has been laid off, so she is having to do all the other jobs herself just to keep the business open.
Betty Curran says
I would give this to our secretaries who do a marvelous job every day.
This would go to my sister who works very hard as an administrative assistant without much recognition.
susan p says
my mother in law
Donna K says
I would give it to my receptionist because she is really good.
I would give it to my wife. She works hard at work and at home.
shirley rogers says
I would give it to my 18 year old great nephew who recently began college… his major is in culinary arts…he works at a pizza parlor to help put hiself through college…the family is very prould of him…
hi, i would love to give it to my girls, and my sister-inlaw, cuz her husband Felix Jr,( my oldest brother ) reciently died on september 4th, 2010. thanks you very much, and May The Almighty Lord Jesus Christ will Bless Us All…. Once Again Thanks Alot.
HI, I WOULD LOVE TO GIVE IT TO MY GIRLS, AND TO MY SISTER-INLAW ESTERYA CUZ HER HUSBAND FELIX JR. ( MY OLDEST BROTHER FELIX JUNIOR ) JUST DIED RECIENTLY ON SEPTEMBER 4TH, 2010 AND HIS MY CLOSE BROTHER AND I REALLY REALLY MISS HIM ALOT.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
It would be a gift for myself. I do tons of administative work