Working in an Office?

posted 1 year ago in Career
Post # 16
Member
1588 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

I work in an office as well as a Client Services Person/Account Manager. 

It’s literally feast or famine here. 

I’m either drowning in work or it’s a dead zone. 

The place I work for is a mailing/marketing/media place. So the work ebbs and flows. When it’s dead, Im on the bee lol when it’s busy busy you won’t see me posting for a solid week lol 

Post # 22
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2892 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

sarathemermaid :  I think it’s quite a bit different at a staffing agency, VS working as an in house recruiter for one company. I’m not sure what “keep up” with them means, but what I mean is that I don’t have interviews lined up all day to keep myself busy, the unemployment rates are at an all time low in the areas I hire for and it’s a candidates market.

Post # 26
Hostess
8747 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

sarathemermaid :  I am an office manager and my days seem to be either manic or not a lot going on, it depends on project workflow etc. I figure the days I work the job of 3 people and stay late and work through my break make up for the days where to be honest I pretend to look busy ha ha. 

Post # 27
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2892 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

sarathemermaid :  Oh, yes that makes sense for a staffing agency. Once we hire them on they generally deal with HR and start training with their managers/teams and forget all about me lol. The people we hire that are in my office (i hire for 13 different states) will come to me with questions, but that’s about it.

Post # 28
Member
1273 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

sarathemermaid :  Haha luckily I don’t teach! I’m an academic counselor, so still stressful at times, but probably not as much so as instructing. 🙂

Post # 29
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883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Church and University

I work in HR at a university and while I don’t do recruiting, I do lots of administrative tasks with personnel files, compliance issues, and processing of paperwork.  At a university it’s definitely cyclical as the beginnings of the semesters with new faculty hires and student assistants gets crazy. During slower times, it’s hard to find projects to keep me busy. I hope that helps!

Post # 30
Member
669 posts
Busy bee

sarathemermaid :  Yeah we have social media access. Go for a walk. We can read books. Some people knit/crochet. Obviously I read a lot on weddingbee.

When at home I do house work or laundry (always caught up because of this), watch TV here and there and don’t really browse the internet at all (I forget about the WB on work at home days :[ )… learning an instrument right now too. 

It is so bad I have thought about sticking to it and getting through as long as I can and start a family. So I can be like… A Stay-At-Home Mom with a good paying job/health insurance still and save money on childcare. BUUUT… kinda feel bad even thinking about it. I am not the only lady here that has done it though.

 

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