Reception was hard yet decent
Receptionist (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 31 March 2018
Thrown into the first day with no training; expect you to know your job inside and out within the first hour- hard to do if you've never done this before (especially with no training- the manual was my best friend), but I wish someone trained me so I would know what I was getting into.
Typical day: going through emails, sorting mail and giving invoices to appropriate accountants for specific jobs, ordering supplies, receiving incoming and outgoing mail/packages, answering phones and transferring calls, book meeting rooms, order food for meetings, etc.
My manager barely talked to me, and even when I first started she didn't help me.
Culture: Like high school with grown adults from ages 24-68; cliques were formed, some talked down to me. Some were really sweet and nice, mostly the older ladies who would bring in cookies and nanaimo bars. That was cool.
Hardest Part: Don't get taken as seriously as everyone else because of the position; no one tells you people dropping off packages can yell at you sometimes if you can't take them until the person they're delivered to gets there to sign.
Enjoyable Parts: Lunch & going home. Nanaimo bars.