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Nothing sucks more

Posted By: than being a temp receptionist! on 2009-06-25
In Reply to: I did - many years ago

In my opinion, its always what they want to hire you to do and its always the hardest temp job to take - receptionists are magically expected to know "everything" about a company and every employee that works there.  If companies had any sense they'd make a more seasoned employee (that actually KNOWS some answers) take the receptionist job and let the temp file or make copies.  But the seasoned employees refuse to do reception work - because everyone knows it sucks!  Then they act like they're doing you the ultimate favor if they drag themselves to the reception desk long enough to let you pee twice a day - and sneer at you because you don't KNOW Mr. Jones always plays golf on Thursdays at 2, and Mr. Smith always covers for him...how the heck WOULD you know that unless you'd worked there more than 5 minutes!  Oh, and by the time you've learnt enough mini-facts like these to actually make you good at that job, the assignment is over - and none of these vitally important tidbits will mean a thing at the next temp job.

I finally had to tell every temp agency I applied at that I refuse reception work - it was all I was ever offered, and I got really sick of being treated like I was stupid because I didn't know every idiosyncrasy of a company the second I strolled in the door.  Temps already get treated like second-class citizens at most companies, which is bad enough on your self esteem, but to be chided all day because you "should have" known the unknowable and having to beg to be let to have a pee break is just too demeaning!

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