You have read me hinting around that I am finally writing my book tentatively called Naughty Secretary Club Jewelry. Please feel free to send over wittier titles if you have one. The theme is going to of course be jewelry in my traditional big, obnoxious and tack-a-liscious way, but with a secretarial theme. I was an administrative assistant for almost 4 years straight out of college, hence where the name of my company came from. I am trying to rack my brain and remember all the tools of the trade that I used back in those days so that I can incorporate them into my book. I have asked you for help in this area before, but since I have to have all my jewelry projects in by the end of the month now I am kind of begging. The kinds of questions I have are…
Can you think of songs like “Take This Job and Shove It” that have to do with working in an office?
Any movies such as 9 to 5 that make you think of administrative assistants?
Did you ever make necklaces at your desk out of paper clips?
What makes you think of secretaries: phones, typewriters, white out?
What are your job duties as an administrative assistant? I filed, typed reports, answered phones, opened mail, made travel arrangements – those types of things.
Just anything that makes you think of office life that you think I might find applicable for book research would be super duper awesomely helpful.
I have to say last time I posted some questions and searched for advice on this topic a handful of people wrote to me slightly offended about the use of the word secretary. That just breaks my heart because I would never think of that term or profession in a negative light. Again I was a receptionist/secretary/office assistant for almost 4 years. My sister was one for 2. I am bringing empowerment to the word and having fun with a profession no different than if I was a doctor when I started my business I would have been the Naughty Doctor Club and writing a book on making jewelry with gauze and alcohol wipes. When I personally was a naughty secretary I wasn’t exactly working I was making jewelry under my desk and that is why the book is going to have a similar vibe.