Repost: The Receptionist’s Revenge

You don’t know this, but tor the past 3-4 years, the “i” key on my keyboard has been broken. Do you know how often you use the “i” key? Okay, I didn’t use it at all in that sentence except to mention it, but I swear you use it a lot. That, on top of a seven-year-old computer and a tax refund, finally convinced me to get a new computer! Unfortunately, my old computer is so old that it’s going to take a thousand hours to transfer all my old files and apps, and another 500 to figure out a way to replace all the ones that are completely obsolete. In the meantime, I figured I’d repost an old favorite that I was just reminded of. Back soon, hopefully


My first job out of college was not the glamorous job I had dreamed of. I wasn’t an editor of some small but up-and-coming publishing house. I wasn’t writing articles for The New Yorker.

I was a receptionist.

When you’re a receptionist, people seem to forget that you need your personal space.

People also seem think that you’re their personal assistant just because you happen to answer the phone.

I needed the job, so I couldn’t say anything.

But I had more power than people gave me credit for.

Never mess with the receptionist.

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9 Responses to Repost: The Receptionist’s Revenge

  1. awax1217 says:

    I laughed and I cried. Interesting perspective.

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  2. i just realized my green track suit is a giant copyright infringement. apologies, friend!

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  3. Eda says:

    I once had a temp reception job where the people were not nice to me. They made me serve cheap instant coffee in expensive cups to customers, so I made it as horrible as possible: 1/2 teaspoon of coffee in half a gallon of water, or vice versa. I didn’t stay there long.

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  4. Hope you get your computer sorted. I’m glad you reposted this as I missed it first time round. I like the way you think.


  5. Harriett says:

    Thanks for finally talking about >Repost: The Receptionist’s
    Revenge | Peas and Cougars <Loved it!


  6. patc44 says:

    Reblogged this on patc44's Blog and commented:
    Me too, I work in a reception. I must say we often get a bad press, but revenge is sweet!

    Liked by 1 person

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