One third of Brit secretaries being asked to sew trouser seams, walk dogs!Byline: ANI
London, Nov 4 (ANI): More than one third of British secretaries are being asked by their bosses to do chores that go "beyond the call of duty", according to according to
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The survey of 1,000 secretaries and PAs found that a large number of them are bullied bul·ly 1
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One secretary had to even bathe her boss' elderly mother, another was asked to make curtains and one said she had to hold her boss' hand on a car journey, reports The Scotsman.
The study concluded that a new qualification was needed to improve the status of secretaries.
Researchers said that the job of a secretary had changed dramatically over the years.
Only a few PAs did audio typing or used shorthand shorthand, any brief, rapid system of writing that may be used in transcribing, or recording, the spoken word. Such systems, many having characters based on the letters of the alphabet, were used in ancient times; the shorthand of Tiro, Cicero's amanuensis, was used , while more than a third managed financial budgets or other staff, and a uarter deputised for their manager. (ANI)
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