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    Hi,

    Has anyone here experienced working in an office job or as a administration office worker answering calls, faxing, scanning documents, sorting and replying to emails, etc??

    These jobs tend to pay good, around £24k per year but I dont know if the job is good in the long run.

    Can you please let me know how you experienced it? Does it have a high workload? Is it stressful? Are office employers strict? Any breaks?

    These jobs are my only option otherwise I'll have to work £7 per hour in a warehouse unloading heavy packages off lorries.

    Please let me know. Your help is appreciated.
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    (Original post by Naveed-7)
    Hi,

    Has anyone here experienced working in an office job or as a administration office worker answering calls, faxing, scanning documents, sorting and replying to emails, etc??

    These jobs tend to pay good, around £24k per year but I dont know if the job is good in the long run.

    Can you please let me know how you experienced it? Does it have a high workload? Is it stressful? Are office employers strict? Any breaks?

    These jobs are my only option otherwise I'll have to work £7 per hour in a warehouse unloading heavy packages off lorries.

    Please let me know. Your help is appreciated.
    It depends what you want to go into later in life in my opinion... for example, doing this over a summer, or for a few months, is probably quite good.... you're getting work, earning money, meeting people in the professional environment and it could open up doors, as well as shows you haven't sat on your ass doing nothing for a few months...

    However, if your life aspirations are to become a CEO or something, then doing this for years after graduating, isn't really going to be too helpful...
    However, my sister is a Client Services Team Administrator, earning a very decent salary for her job, and it is ideal for her as it's giving her more experience to move onwards and upwards to ultimately being an Executive PA later on... (she does a bit more than just what you've described as well). So, how well it is in the long run, depends on where you want to be in maybe 10-15 years...

    I'd take this over unloading heavy packages off lorries for £7/hour though...
 
 
 
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