Celebrating Support Staff Workers

April 3, 2002 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Support staff members don't get much respect.

With their own dedicated week coming up later this month, an office staffing company specializing in administrative workers wants to change that.

Office Team found that nearly half of the 567 workers polled said their companies let Administrative Professionals Week go by without even so much as a “hip-hip hooray!”  The week begins April 22.

Among the 45% whose employers celebrated the occasion, six out of 10 said they took the secretaries and other support staff to lunch.


  • a third sent flowers
  • 12% supplied an extra day off
  • 6% gave candy
  • 4% supplied gifts or gift certificates