On my first day I had only a desk in my office. I had no office equipment. They had ordered a phone, copier, fax, printer, etc. There were no office supplies for me to work with. I had to actually order all the supplies for the office, use my cell phone to make business calls. My supervisor worked out in the field, so she was unavailable except for one day of the week when she would report in. I was a staffing coordinator/office manager. I scheduled medical therapists to work at the nursing homes who called and requested they needed an occupational therapist, speech, therapist, or physical therapist. I picked up the mail daily, distributed mail, greeted the public, answered the phones, ordered supplies, and did correspondence when necessary. I learned that I never know what to expect on the first day of a new job. Management was very unprepared for me to start when I did. All office equipment and supplies should've been in the office and ready for use the day I arrived. I had no co-workers. This was a one person office. The hardest part of the job was getting in touch with my supervisor should I have questions as she was out of the office 4 days of the week and in the field. The most enjoyable part of my job was that I felt empowered when I had to get the office together and in good shape for me to work in.
the salary was excellent.
supervisor was unavailable most of the time.