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Secretaries speak out against 'unthoughtful bosses'


Over three quarters of secretaries working in the City's financial services companies would be more interested in their work if they received regular appreciation from their boss, a new survey has revealed.

Recent research from Morgan McKinley and Happy Box London found that 56 per cent of secretaries and support staff didn't like or even receive a gift from their boss last Christmas.

According to the online survey, dinner for two at a top London restaurant, luxury accessories or gift/'experience' vouchers and pampering/grooming products top the present wish list of the City's secretaries.

Ali Nester, managing director at Happy Box London, told Online Recruitment: "The real worth of a gift lies in its appropriateness, not simply its value. Gifts that demonstrate real thought and imagination will always be well received and Christmas is the perfect opportunity for bosses to show appreciation for the hard work of London's secretarial and support professionals."

The results showed that 71 per cent of bosses rarely show their appreciation for their secretaries' hard work, despite their skilful efforts to get them through the working day.ADNFCR-1196-ID-18389306-ADNFCR

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