Ok maybe I am being to picky here but let me get someone else's opinion. There is a big meeting today for our Administrative Professionals (AKA Secretaries) so the front office was left empty. The phone rings constantly at the front office so someone needed to answer the phones. There are about 80 people that work here and anyone of us could have answered the phone for a day but the manager asked another woman to fill in for the two girls that were gone. This other woman fills a technical position here so it is not like she is used to answering the phone. It just looks to me like we are saying that answering the phone is a womans job. What do you think?
A very long time ago (while I was in my teans), I worked for a county down in Florida. One of the Secretaries (it was ok to use that term back then) took a few days off so they asked me to answer the phones and do the dispatch while she was gone. So were they saying that I was the closest person to a female that worked there? I may have to give this some more thought.
There was a funny side to this though. After all the employees left out of the office to do their jobs, the other Secretary went to the bosses desk and took out some magazines and handed them to me to read. Now picture this, here I am an 18 year old stuck in an office all day with a Secretary (who was about 30 and very attractive) and she hands me a stack of "Playboys" to read. Talk about messing with a young lads mind. :)