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    Who's a receptionist?

    I've recently been given the position of casual receptionist at a major institution of sport in the city where I live at for uni :elefant:

    Training starts on the 18th, should be interesting. However, it will mean less time on here, seeing as I'll be at uni full-time still.

    Who else does reception work?? Do you like it, what are your experiences? I've just changed from being a part-time waitress to this, so this could be interesting.

    Yeah, still on the books for that promo agency, for those who were asking, it's good fun too! I'll prolly get less shifts for that b/c of this new reception jobs though.

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    I dont do reception work at the moment but I have done it in the past. I also did waitressing and bar work like you before I changed to reception work, and although it was a bit of a change (i.e. being able to sit down for a change instead of being on your feet all day!!), I soon got used to it. I quite like it, I suppose it all depends on the place where you work. There have been a few occassions where Ive had to deal with irrate people both over the phone and in person, but I suppose you could get that with any job really! Hope it all goes well for you, enjoy it!
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    I dont do reception work at the moment but I have done it in the past. I also did waitressing and bar work like you before I changed to reception work, and although it was a bit of a change (i.e. being able to sit down for a change instead of being on your feet all day!!), I soon got used to it. I quite like it, I suppose it all depends on the place where you work. There have been a few occassions where Ive had to deal with irrate people both over the phone and in person, but I suppose you could get that with any job really! Hope it all goes well for you, enjoy it!
    Cool, thanks for the info! Yeah I start next Monday, so I'm pretty nervous, but then there's gonna be a group of us anyway :rolleyes: or at least 3 from what I know.

    Heh I was thinking that too, I hope I get along with the people I work with, but you know what I heard the other day? Forget the people, my minds on all the athletes - Ian Thorpe, Geogie Clarke, Cathy Freeman - they're presense isn't all that rare in the vicinity *apparently* so I'm pretty exited!

    Lol soz I know I shouldn't focus on that Well so far I know that the people (who I'll have to work with) there are pretty easy going, but yeah I've yet to find out what they're really like :eek:

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    I did reception work in Student Services in a Further Education college for quite a large amount of my gap year and it was definitely a good experience. I was answering the phone, connecting calls, taking bookings for all sorts of courses, booking appointments for various advisers, writing letters and so on. It was quite varied, which was good, especially when it was busy. I had some very difficult customers, but some very nice ones too. Most important thing is to smile, and smile when you answer the phone as well!

    Good luck!
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    I did reception work in Student Services in a Further Education college for quite a large amount of my gap year and it was definitely a good experience. I was answering the phone, connecting calls, taking bookings for all sorts of courses, booking appointments for various advisers, writing letters and so on. It was quite varied, which was good, especially when it was busy. I had some very difficult customers, but some very nice ones too. Most important thing is to smile, and smile when you answer the phone as well!

    Good luck!
    Thanks! Yeah I start in two days Smile over the phone heh - I suppose you can tell over the other side of the line by the tone of your voice, so I can see where you're coming from.
 
 
 

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