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Oh, be careful, tmeri. I don't think you've ever had an administrative support position, have you? They can be awful. You have no control over your workload, things get hectic, and it's all you can do to keep from going crazy.

Actually, yes, I have, and the only objection I ever had to those jobs was that I wasn't paid enough to get ahead, which no longer matters. I've always been paid by the hour in those positions. In that case, overtime, while still objectionable, isn't quite so bad. But I'm really only looking for part-time.

In the case of the receptionist I mentioned, she had no papers on her desk, just her paperback and a telephone. She had no file cabinets. It is hard for me to imagine that she was doing much other than answering the phone, notifying attorneys of their appointments, and reading.

- tmeri
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