Pros: casual dress code, family friendly, room for advancement
Cons: office gossip
I started at Cleveland Housing Network as the front desk receptionist. I truly enjoyed my position. I was responsible for a 10-12 line switchboard. Which most of the time was very hectic. I was also responsible for scheduling conferences, tracking incoming and outgoing parcels. For me the best part of the job was the interaction with the public. I loved being able to help with whatever issue(s) that they may have had. At the same time, it was also very emotionally draining to hear all of the difficult things that the clients dealt with on a daily basis.
I was able to advance pretty quickly, within eight months I was promoted to Administrative Assistant. At first I was very happy with my position. I had more responsibilities. I was able to gain more experience, but my desk was in the back of office, I was seperated by my cubicle walls and my contact with the public had dropped to almost none at all. This is when I found out that I really work better with people in a team setting.