Letter From the Editor

Hello and welcome to Fed-Up Secretary, the “zine” for secretly spiteful clerical workers. Secretaries have long been among the most important but least recognized workers in the world. We practically run the very companies which refuse to grant us respect or a decent wage! As Dolly Parton sang in the theme to the fed-up Secretary masterpiece 9 to 5 “they just use your mind and they never give you credit/ it’s enough to drive you crazy if you let it.” Well don’t let it! Don’t go crazy--get mad!

This issue, our first, offers many ways to release your pent-up anger and to bring fun back into the workplace! Take the Fed-Up Secretary quiz to find out if you hate your boss. Read some Secretaries’ innovative time-and-money wasting techniques. Explore a rare employment phenomenon in our exclusive Interview with a Male Secretary. And commiserate with dumped-on colleagues in our write-in True Secs section. While you’re at it, why not take up some company time by typing your own secretarial horror stories and, using the company postal meter, sending them to Fed-Up Secretary.

And always remember: “you’re in the same boat with a lot of your friends!”

Sally Suarez
Editor, Fed-Up Secretary