Receptionist/Legal Assistant, Rockville, MD - July 30, 2012
I originally took this job because I had interest in the legal field. I was hired with no experience, which I was grateful for. I was under the impression I would be assisting one attorney on the administrative end of his cases, however that ended up not being the situation. I was a front desk receptionist for one of the buildings of the firm. I made coffee daily, maintained a clean front office, greeted clients daily, and helped co-workers with internal filing through Worksite. I assisted one attorney with drafting and finalizing letters, memos, emails, and closing of files about one day a week. The most difficult part of my job was not being busy enough throughout the day, and not receiving proper training in order to assist co-workers more. I like to be proactive in my workplace, but I found myself sitting around doing nothing more than anything else. I asked for additional work multiple times throughout the day, but nothing was ever given to me. What lead to my termination with the firm was a single absence during my probation period. I was in a situation beyong my control and was forced to miss a day of work, and the firm took zero tolerance to that.