Tomorrow is Administrative Assistant Appreciation, which is awesome because our Admin is that amazing heart and soul of the department institutional knowledge wizard that all good workplaces need.
What is not awesome is that planning her appreciation always falls to the least senior woman in the department: ME. So I am picking up her flowers and card and I had to make the lunch reservation. Because patriarchy. And like last year I expect there will be stupid jokes made about how our lovely admin would have planned it better herself. Heaven forbid the dudes in my department take care of any of this.
Yeah. I was fucking hired for my knowledge of how the executive branch works and my ability to put together inter-generational coalitions. Not event planning.