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    Is it really as bad as it sounds?

    It depends on the type of person you are but I did admin assistant/data entry as a temp over my summer holidays once (for just over a month) and it was enough to bore the living daylights out of me and put me off 9-5 being sat at a desk working for the rest of my life. I'd never want to go back to it!

    You will really need to do something like this anyway before you can move to something else. If you're lucky you'd be able to move within the company to a more interesting role, but getting that six months office experience under your belt is pretty much a pre-requisite for any further career moves.

    Just remember to offer to get the tea and coffee...

    Well my mum worked as a middle manager in the civil service for 20+ years, and she thought it was ok. They pay's not bad, and flexi hours meant she came home at 3pm everyday! I think office jobs can be a lot more interesting than admin jobs - office jobs can involved a much wider variety of tasks.

    I'm doing an admin asst/date entry role too, and it is bloody boring lol a lot of the time there's nothing to do (hence why I'm on here during working hours) and when there is, it's so repetitive and dull - do not spend a gap year doing it that's for sure, u'll regret it lol

    it can be dull, but the benefits are you get to sit at a desk all day, usually they give good break periods and the atmosphere is much more laid back than say working in retail where theres customers and managers giving you stress every 5mins.

    My experience of doing this is limited to 2 weeks work experience that I did when I was 15. If it is anything like that then no, it is not as boring as it sounds. It is even more boring than it sounds.

    But if you are planning to only do it for a gap year, I would much rather do that than something like retail. After all, you can't post on TSR while sitting on a checkout at ASDA

    So long as you get the opportunity to go out and about in it, it's bearable.
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