Well, apparently, the university can't afford raises or Christmas bonuses: they're changing job titles. Secretaries are no longer secretaries. They're now Administrative Assistants.
That just rolls off the tongue: English and Philosophy Department Administrative Assistant.
I will agree that these secretaries are now doing more than what used to be considered a secretary's job; however, I think the university should have cut the pay of some of the various VPs and shifted that money into giving the raises to the people who actually do the fucking work: their "Administrative Assistants."
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