I was hired as a temp-to-hire Admin Assistant. I drove an hour to the low paying job. I have a college degree, and the role was painfully dull with ridiculous office politics.
These people are so off-putting I don’t know where to begin.
I worked directly with the office manager, who showed me various processes that didn’t make much sense. The whole time she was “showing me around” she worked on her own projects and complained about how stressful her life was.
Client: Did you drive?
Client: Oh, can you show me your car?
Client: (standing at the door) Where’s your car? I didn’t see it in the parking lot.
Me: It’s over there, at the end. .
Client: Oh OK, that’s the kind of car you have.
The owner of the Business came over to the front desk and asked me to scan piles of vintage golf photos for his private memorabilia collection.
As I did that with a smile on my face but a scowl in my heart, I also answered some phone calls and asked the Office Manager some questions about my role.
A second manager came over to talk to the office manager to check in on my progress.
Manager: So, is she getting her new role? I mean, does she understand this? She seems kind of confused. Is she a good fit for this?
They were steps away. I heard every word. They kept looking at me while I scanned vintage golf photos.