Working in an Office?

posted 1 year ago in Career
Post # 31
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

I work in a legal government office. My work is really either feast or famine. It’s all related to deadlines. Right now, this month has been very light, and I’ve had a lot of time where I have nothing to do. But, looking at my calendar for next month, I am going to be extremely busy for about 3 weeks. So it just really depends on the day. I would prefer to be steadily busy all day, but I don’t think there’s really a lot of jobs where you have that every single day.

Post # 33
1720 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I work in an office! But I work for a pharmaceutical bioanalytical lab, so it’s a lot different from you. Not many people have a desk job – I just happen to be one of them. All in all, I like the job! Audits and deadlines can kill, but the people are absolutely a gem. Been here for two and a half years, and it’s taken a LOT of adjusting coming right out of college. But overall it’s very good experience, great money, and good friends 🙂 

Post # 34
1946 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

I work in an office Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm. I am a social worker and I deal with very stressful situations sometimes involving removing children from abusive homes, for the most part I am always busy at work many times missing lunch so that I can work an extra hour.

Post # 35
901 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’m not in HR, I work in public administration and have my own office.  I’ve been here for 10 years.

My workload is cyclical as a lot of my work picks up in the spring and summer but I’m still busy in the fall.  Winter lulls some and is a great time to focus on projects, catch up on paperwork and find efficiencies. 

There are days (like this morning) where my office is a revolving door of clients, back-to-back-to-back.  It can be to the point that I have to ask front line staff to give me a few minutes between clients to use the restroom.  Appointments are easier to manage, but I get a lot of drop-ins that I can’t control.

My job can be quite stressful, I deal with emotionally-charged situations regularly and the consequences of a mistake are dire.  I also have to say NO to a lot of people who end up going over my head, so I then have to justify my decision officially.  With time and experience I’ve become much better at remaining calm in the face of these challenges though.

It’s not all bad though, I mostly enjoy what I do and my boss allows me to continually expand on my responsibilities so I continue to learn and grow.  I also deal with some wonderful people who brighten my day.  I try to focus on those positives and make sure to take my lunch break each day to get “my time”.

Post # 38
1946 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

sarathemermaid :  No I’m not a saint I just like leaving work at 4 and I rather miss a lunch hour instead of working an extra hour

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