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There Are No More Lucy Carmichaels in Today's Offices.

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Lucy Carmichael, the scatter-brained secretary played by Lucille Ball, offered a humorous portrayal of the office support staff of the 1960s. That characterization flies in the face of the realities faced by today's 4.1 million office administrative assistants -- increasingly trained professionals who handle functions such as project management, integrated computer software applications, organization and scheduling, and other key office responsibilities.

With the approach of Administrative Professionals Week (started by the International Association of Administrative Professionals in 1952), which is observed the week of April 22 through 28, Quill Corporation reminds office executives to recognize the contributions made by today's administrative professionals and the 8.9 million individuals who carry out other administrative support capacities on-the job.

"Today's administrative professionals are really the unsung heroes of the office," says Larry Morse, president of office supply company Quill Corporation, "performing a myriad of activities each day that helps the office run efficiently. If you take them for granted, just see what happens when they are out sick or out on vacation. It will provide you with a new appreciation for their talents!"

Lucille Ball might have been the star in office of the 1960s, but today's real office stars are the trained professionals who are the backbone of the successful office.

CONTACT: Sue Masaracchia-Roberts of Quill Corporation, +1-847-876-4710, cell, +1-847-772-8653
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