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The section for "josue vargas " feels...not reasonably notable for the level of prominence it's given in the article. It's A good thing to become a good secretary around the world so if you don't like it stop hatin then. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:18, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

Merge in Management assistant[edit]

Management assistant was up for proposed deletion and will likely be headed for Articles for deletion in the coming weeks. It looks like a good candidate for trimming and merging into Secretary. davidwr/(talk)/(contribs)/(e-mail) 03:26, 26 September 2008 (UTC)

Yes, the two occupations seem to have a lot in common. Twentysevenq (talk) 17:05, 9 April 2009 (UTC)
Looks like we all agree that the two pages need to be merged. I will wait to see your opinion about what Victoria1286 said before making the merge

History of this occupation[edit]

I came to this article looking to learn more about the history of secretaries. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Twentysevenq (talkcontribs) 16:59, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

This wiki should...[edit]

I don't think that this article should discuss Secretary as profession and as a Government administrative body in one page, and they should be split.

On a note about the government body, this wiki needs to provide information about the history of current secretaries in, at least, the USA and a brief history of them. The origin of the system and their historical implementation, plus a comparison to secretaries in other countries. --C8CADB5D 07:20, 4 August 2009 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Tauiris (talkcontribs)

Actually there are already pages about the Secretary of State as well as the Secretary as a diplomatic rank. I'll try to remove those information from this article now. --Mizst (talk) 22:32, 6 August 2009 (UTC)
Heads of Government Departments in Australia (A position roughly equivalent to CEO, and in fact also called 'Chief Executive') are also referred to as 'Secretary'. I'm happy if this is addressed in a different page, but it doesn't seem to be linked from here anywhere? --Irrevenant [ talk ] 09:52, 21 December 2009 (UTC)
Apparently this is a completely different thing to "Secretary of State" which is a political position - Departmental Secretaries are a Public Servant (UK: Civil Servant) position, not a political one. I'm adding it to the article - if someone thinks there's a better home for it, please split it out appropriately. --Irrevenant [ talk ] 10:18, 21 December 2009 (UTC)
- That is right, irrevenant, and I think the inclusion is correct, at least atm. What I am unsure although is that if this article is plit, where should this position go, probably with the Administrative body page. Tauiris - C8CADB5D 11:05, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

This article redirects from Administrative Assistant which, I should add, is a UK Civil Service grade. This grade is an entirely separate position to that of a secretary. Administrative Assistant should have more in common with office clerk than that of secretary. --Panzer71 (talk) 18:58, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

what is a secretary?[edit]

a secretary is an administrative assistant in business office administration. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:09, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

At one point in history (the 18th Century for example) a Secretary was akin to an Attaché .. in was in this sort of sense that Alexander Hamilton served General George Washington during the war for American independence. The wealthy or elite through the 19th and early 20th Centuries also employed individuals who assisted in confidential personal and business affairs (this was the role of the fictional Hector MacQueen served Samuel Ratchett in the novel 'Murder on the Orient Express' (talk) 13:18, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

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Article Restructuring[edit]

I would like to restructure this article. Some administrative assistants are secretaries, but not all secretaries are administrative assistants.

Also, the term "secretary" is somewhat anachronistic in modern American business.

I think it makes more sense to create a separate "Administrative Assistant" article since that is the broadest term used in business (at least in the US), and under that provide information about secretaries, office assistants, personal assistants, project assistants, etc.

Before I start re-arranging things, I'd like to see if anyone else has comments or thoughts about this. Victoria1286 (talk) 14:31, 21 November 2009 (UTC)

I was just about to merge articles when I saw your comment.

According to

Administrative Assistant seems to be the same as Management Assistant, except that the former is a more common in America for what you say and the second more common in European. Also, looks like secretary has become to have a connotation of lesser equivalent. Therefore, why not use the existent Management_assistant article to accommodate all those you have suggested?

BTW, Seems to be a near perfect source for this Wiki Tauiris - C8CADB5D 12:49, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

There are so many possible uses of the word secretary that I think the default landing page should be the disambiguation page rather than here. In my opinion, ideally all the uses other than personal assistants should have their own pages and linked to from the disambiguation page. Mizst (talk) 01:50, 21 May 2016 (UTC)

"Medical secretary"[edit]

The medical secretary section doesn't really belong in the article. A medical secretary's duties are much the same as any secretary, and the few extra duties don't merit setting it apart. However, the information on average salary is useful. Maybe we could gather information on the salaries of other specialised secretaries (secretaries for government workers, lawyers, etc.) and compare them... --- cymru lass (hit me up)(background check) 18:11, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

Band 1, 2 e.t.c.[edit]

What are these bands based upon? Are they official? Do all companies not have different arrangements? (talk) 10:20, 24 October 2011 (UTC)