are you the secretary?

Mon Feb 26 19:45:44 EST 1996

     I wonder if there are any secretaries reading any of these posts,  ggy Barr) writes:
and if they would be offended at all of us making people very certain
that we are NOT secretaries.  I wonder if any male secretaries have
been mistaken for professors, and what their reaction is?
     Someone made a stupid remark to me about secretaries/women the
other day.  I just said women are so very organized and that's why      ,
they're good at the job.
     Just as we must do away with stereotypes, we should be careful
about offending women who do hold "traditional" jobs or stay at home    t
doing unpaid but very important work.                                   on
      Just my thoughts...                                               sion
      DAWN GORDON                                                       r."


>> woman as "Dr."  I am usually "Mrs. Galloway" and I am not a "Mrs." either.
>> I guess I've gotten use to it but, every so often, I let it bug me.
>This is one of my pet peeves, although I don't usually respond to it.  I
>have not one but two degrees (DVM and PhD) which entitle me to "Dr." as
>much as the next person, yet I am frequently called "Ms. Barr" or "Mrs.
>Barr" (I am married, but my husband's last name is Stuart).  I usually
>ignore it (or say please call me by my first name), unless the offense is
>committed by someone I will continue to see - it sounds a little absurd to
>say "excuse me but I'm DR. Barr...."  What do you think?  Should I
>continue to ignore it or call attention to the error?
>Peggy Barr

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