Best of luck to Claire and Annette and all the others who are going to their secretary conference tomorrow in Westport. Sorry, that’s not PC. The conference for P.A.s. I hope the Women in Business conference is good. It’s very nice of their man bosses to let them off for the day.
Conn and Keith are going along to it too, even though I hear they’re not women. They’re not the only males there though. In this liberal age you are allowed to be a secretary if you’re a bloke. It’s what many gay men go and do if they don’t want to work as hairdressers, cabin crew or blogorrah writers. Conn says he is giving a practical workshop on how to park. Keith is giving a talk on how to make the workplace more family friendly/orientated and how it can actually save the company money. One of his ideas he says is to remove all desks from the office and replace them with ironing boards. No need for a boss to spend money on a laundrette anymore. With so many women and so few blokes, one thing is for sure, they’ll never be short of cups of tea.
The lads were happy enough to send me on the itinerary:
- Welcome and introduction.
- Dress for success: Smart blouses to keep the boss happy but not tempted.
- Empowerment: You can type faster. Reach for those keys!
- Networking for Women: How to give your boss’ cards to the P.A.s of potential clients.
- Lunch. Men served first!
- Roundtable: Glass ceilings in business. Windowlene or Mr. Muscle?
- Break to watch Oprah.
- Closing talk.
Here’s a video I thought everyone would like.
So right, the serious bit. I’d have loved to have gone actually but at least I can listen to some podcasts. Look forward too to see some live blogging at it.