The Secret PA : Day 1037

Published on: 10 Jan 2014

Happy New Year! Hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year. Christmas was the usual traditional family do (and once again I was the only one among the cousins without a partner, and I’m among the older lot). New Year was more eventful and brought in with friends in Lanzarote. How was yours? What did you get up to? 

On the job front, things are new and a little bit queer. Let me start by telling you about the CEO in my interim role.....

He’s like an older, unfunny and cigarette smoking version of Benedict Cumberpatch. He’s also got a massive chip on his shoulder following a recent divorce that worked out better for his other half than it did for him. He drinks his coffee black and extra hot with half a sachet of brown sugar, does not like cheese and never leaves the office before 8pm.  

 My role is similar to my last job but it’s a temp role and I assist a more Senior PA in supporting the CEO and other Directors. What I hadn’t expected was to be taken less seriously than my co-PA. Not sure if it’s because she’s older and has been there longer or because I’m not permanent so they assume I’m not that into the job.  

To add to that it’s year end so there’s been a lot of admin work which in my previous job was shared with Whiz Girl. It’s not even been two full weeks……..Not sure this dry January is working well for me. 

Oh, there’s my phone. Got to run!

Wish me sanity!