Career

 

I am an Office Administrator. My title is a whopping two words, and yet, I’m not sure how to describe exactly what it is that I do. What I do know, is that I love my job. Becoming an Office Administrator has put me on a path of self-discovery and growing confidence. A path that, a year ago, I would have never imagined myself walking.

 

Now… if you’re reading this, you’re probably asking yourself “Why did she name a career blog Earth to Reception?”

Earth to Reception handwriting

 

Let me tell you a story that starts at my desk, as most Admin stories do. It was a busy day in the office… Phone ringing off the hook, stragglers hanging around reception, lack of water in the Keurig Machine, and a never-ending queue of emails in my inbox. I begin feel as though I am simultaneously juggling the planet’s needs. In moments like these, everyone is screaming “Earth to Reception”. This is of course a MASSIVE hyperbole… What’s a good story without a hyperbole!?

With the Earth on my shoulders, my eyes start glaze over, stress creeps its way up my chest, and I am ready to mentally check out for the day. But, I don’t – As an Office Administrator, I can work through it with a little prioritizing and some darn good coffee. All stresses aside, I enjoy the challenges that come with working in an office environment. No day is ever the same, and I feel like my job is always changing. Being an Office Administrator is helping me learn where I fit in with the rest of the world, because it’s a career that highlights my strongest strengths and my weakest weaknesses (try saying that 5 times fast).  

 

Second question you’re likely asking yourself is “Who are you, and how are you qualified to write a lifestyle career blog for Office Admins?”

Jenny Thompson - Earth to Reception

 

Hi! I’m Jenny, and I’m not an expert, but I want to be. Join me on this crazy ride, and perhaps we can all become experts together. I don’t want to preach – I want to learn. There’s much more to being an Office Administrator than filling the Keurig and responding to emails, and this blog is going to lay it all out. My experiences as a twenty-something, career-driven, extremely awkward individual.

The goal of this blog to relate and grow with you. The goal is to share the good days, the bad days, and all of the in-between days. And finally, the goal is to share tips and tricks that I’ve picked up along the way. This blog is dedicated to all of the hard-working admins out there, who are looking for a place to read about one of their own. This blog is also dedicated to the future hard-working admins who are stuck in typing courses and hoping to land their first Admin position. If you ever have any content suggestions, or even if you just want to chat, feel free to click here to reach out!

I welcome you to please subscribe to my mailing list. It will keep you updated on when my next post comes out. You can also join me on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook by hitting the links in the sidebar. Thank you for reading.

Until next week,

Jenny

 

33 Comments

  1. Chris Bloomfield

    December 15, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Work can be stressful and keeping a smile in the face of adversity is the mark of a great person! Good work, I look forward to reading next weeks article.

    1. Jenny

      December 16, 2017 at 8:59 pm

      Thank you so much! That means a lot 🙂

  2. Joan Cajic

    December 15, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Great post, wishing you all the best and may you reach all your goals.

    1. Jenny

      December 16, 2017 at 9:01 pm

      Thank you for your kind words!

  3. Soonjoo

    December 15, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    Hi Jenny! This is awesome blog! I would love to grow and learn more tips from your blog! Way to go! Look forward! Cheers!

    1. Jenny

      December 16, 2017 at 9:02 pm

      Thank you, Soonjoo! Feel free to subscribe to my mailing list if you’d like to keep up with weekly posts. I have some really exciting things on the way 🙂

  4. Amber Myers

    December 15, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    I can imagine it can get tricky being an office admin. I look forward to reading more blog posts about this!

    1. Jenny

      December 16, 2017 at 9:03 pm

      Thanks, Amber!

  5. Patti

    December 15, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    Love your blog Jenny. I started my career as an office administrator and I can tell you through my own experiences is this path will lead you to so many amazing opportunities. It’s all what you do with them that makes all the difference in your life. From what I see so far, you are already making impacts in not only your own life but other people’s lives too. I can’t wait to read your next blog.

    1. Jenny

      December 16, 2017 at 9:05 pm

      Yay! Patti! Thank you for reading. I agree with you on so many levels, and thank you for all of you kinds words.

  6. Jessica Chatson

    December 15, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Your blog website is AMAZING. So professional!!!! I’ll definitley be reading more posts!! All the best for the holidays and New Year!!!

    1. Jenny

      December 16, 2017 at 9:07 pm

      Thanks Jess! You’re the best. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you as well 🙂

  7. Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh

    December 15, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    Sounds like you really love your job as an office admin! You’ve got to love what you do to do what you love!

    1. Jenny

      December 16, 2017 at 9:08 pm

      I really do love being an admin! It’s helped me grow so much. Thank you for your comment!

  8. Dian

    December 16, 2017 at 5:28 am

    the main thing you want to learn and you have purpose … this will drive you to gain success. Wish you all best!

    1. Jenny

      December 16, 2017 at 9:08 pm

      Thank you for the wise advise, Dian!

  9. Courtney Blacher

    December 16, 2017 at 8:53 am

    It looks like you are having fun as an office admin! Keep it up and success is coming up to you.

    1. Jenny

      December 16, 2017 at 9:09 pm

      I sure hope so, haha. Thanks Courtney!

  10. Deb Dutta

    December 16, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    You have a great spirit and keep up the positive attitude! Work can really sometimes take us all down!

    1. Jenny

      December 16, 2017 at 9:10 pm

      Too true, Deb! I still have my down days… even in a job that I love. But it’s all about the learning experience in the end.

  11. Hannah Marie

    December 16, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    Nice to “meet” you Jenny! I look forward to following along with you and your journeys!

    1. Jenny

      December 16, 2017 at 9:11 pm

      Likewise, Hannah 🙂

  12. Sarah Bailey

    December 16, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    It sounds like you like your job and really put your all behind it which is absolutely amazing and something you don’t often find people do anymore.

    1. Jenny

      December 16, 2017 at 9:12 pm

      Right?! I find that a lot of people almost get lost in the 9-5. Creativity in the workplace is so important for this reason. I hope to help a lot of people see this. Thank you for your comment, Sarah 🙂

  13. David Elliott

    December 17, 2017 at 11:04 am

    I am curious to see where your journey takes you. Definitely not a niche I have seen a lot of people enter so I am sure there will be people out there interested.

  14. Ruth Infante

    December 17, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    You have such a clever niche! I think it’s fantastic that you are able to share your expertise of Office Admins here on your blog!

  15. LaToyia Dennis

    December 17, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    This is good. I remember my days as an admin. You’ve got a great thing going here.

  16. Meryland

    December 17, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    Congrats on sharing your experiences on the blog! I have been blogging for over 6 years (Lifestyle mostly) and I have been an Office Admin for over 20! There are so many stories to share in the life of an Admin! I will be sure to come back to read your shares

  17. Kitty

    December 18, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Congratulations I just hope and wish you reach all your goals 🙂

  18. anosa

    December 18, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    I love this! I have learnt so much as an admin assistant in the office. I feel as though you learn SO much, about yourself and the people around you and how you react to certain things

  19. kim

    December 19, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    So insightful to see what actually goes on with the admin’s job. Good luck on all of your goals!

  20. Leo T. Ly

    December 19, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    Everyone has good and bad days at work. It great to know that you love your job and likes the challenge. It’s great to hear other people’s perspectives from the office. Now I have to go and A a chat or two with my office admin lol.

  21. G&D Blog

    December 19, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    Wow! What a great post?! I wish you all the best in this path that you’re taking. As long as it makes you happy and fulfilled, that’s all that matters. You can preach what you are learning- that’s what the other preachers are doing. 🙂

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