Interesting but can be stressful
Office Assistant/ Receptionist/Respite Provider (Former Employee) – Hartford, CT – May 19, 2013
At the time of my employment, I knew mostly everyone there and still do. My mother works there so my co-workers did treat me sometimes like they were better than me. But a typical day would be coming in at 8am, setting up the office, going through voice messages, putting reports in files, writing up new reports and so on.
At around 3pm I would start my Respite job would consist of picking up the child I was in charge of, making sure they ate, bringing them where they needed to go or take them places. Then bring them back home.
Some of my co-workers in the office area could be very rude and would make snide comments. They would sometimes try and bully me because my mother worked there. But my bosses made sure that if it started it stopped instantly.
The hardest part of the job was in the beginning, as a Respite Provider, I had no clue what I was doing and I was just put right in it.
The most enjoyable part was working in the office, working with the kids, helping them with their studies if they had any or just letting them play.