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23 Struggles All Administrative Assistants Will Understand

Please stop stealing all my pens.

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1. Developing an extensive and intricate Post-It system that you couldn't explain to anyone else if you tried.

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2. Knowing that even this probably won't keep them from disappearing.

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3. The things you do when you are bored at your desk. Like this.

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5. Being solely responsible for the conflicting schedules of dozens of people.

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6. The small, singular joy of using the office postage stamp machine.

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7. Having a desk that looks like this.

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8. And magically turning it into a set of beautiful, neat stacks for everyone else to enjoy.

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Haha JK it's not magic. It took years.

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9. The fun sounds you get to hear in your surrounding environment all day.

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10. "Where is the printer paper?" —Everyone, somehow

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11. Them: "Can you change the toner?" You: [sigh]

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12. You know what, you just aren't gonna have clean hands at this job.

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13. The gifts your bosses get you.

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14. Your perpetual, dangerous proximity to the candy drawer.

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15. Having to take notes during meetings in which you barely have any idea what anyone's talking about.

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16. When your work gets in the way of what you're *actually* trying to concentrate on.

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17. The way your co-workers "inform" you that one of the office supplies has run out.

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18. Realizing that you are also considered the office maid.

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19. And trying to come up with a way to phrase the kitchen signs that isn't, "You are all pigs."

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20. Knowing what it feels like to fall in love with an object.

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21. Your growing expertise in "things that can be turned into makeshift paper cut bandages."

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22. Giving in to using one of these.

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23. The unparalleled terror of returning to your desk to this sight.

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