Help Me to be a good secretary, and help me have the memory of an elephant, or at least three years long. Help me by some miracle to be able to do six things at once, answer four phones at the same time while typing a letter that must go out today. And when the letter doesn't get signed till tomorrow, give me the strength
to keep from going over the brink into hysteria. Never let me lose patience, even when the boss makes me search for hours for a file that's been on his desk all the time.
Help me to have the intelligence of a college professor, help me to understand and carry out all instructions without being given clear explanations. Let me know always just where the boss is at any given time. Even if he left without telling me where he was going. And when the year ends, please let me have the foresight not to destroy records which will be asked for in a few weeks, even though I was told to destroy them all.
Help me to keep a level head, and my feet on the ground, so that my performance will be a proper reflection of the pioneer women who made a place for me in the business world.
And finally Lord,
Help me not to strangle the boss when he does something stupid, and blames it on me!