Only take this job if you have no other options
Virtual Receptionist (Current Employee) – Chesapeake, VA – May 26, 2015
I only worked here for about a month before deciding to move on to bigger and better opportunities. The job itself is easy, laid-back and low stress; typical day-to-day duties include sitting at a desk all day answering calls, inputting information into the system and relaying messages. However, doing literally nothing but taking calls for eight consecutive hours can get boring. You get two thirty minutes breaks which always change. Sometimes the company you're scripting for doesn't always have the full information available, so it can get frustrating when callers ask and it isn't provided to you. While it is easy, the job is very repetitive. This place has pretty draconian attendance policies; if you are literally even a minute late clocking in, it will count against you. They monitor you from the time you log on, to the very seconds/minutes you're off the phone, and you need approval for bathroom breaks.They aren't flexible with scheduling and don't like when employees need the day off for any important reason (sick days, family obligations, emergencies, etc). Management is also extremely strict and conservative with dress codes. The first 30 days, they will "grade" you every week based on how you handle your calls. They micromanage their employees like crazy. I honestly felt like I was back in high school here rather than at a job for adults. The only good reason to work here is if you have no other options, and/or if you need a stepping stone while looking for something better.