I work in a fish bowl.
4 walls - 3 of them are windows.
Numorous pairs of eyes staring into me for 8 hours a day.
Should I do something interesting for them??
Or is it interesting enough just watching me eat candy and spill stuff on my keyboard? Perhaps I should write a little blurb about myself and post it to the window.. like at the zoo. But instead of "Please do not feed the animals" it will say "she likes to eat cupcakes, and accepts donations". Seriously. I had one woman stare at me so hard that I went to check the mirror to make sure I wasn't sitting there with marker all over my face or something.
It's odd being a secretary.
People expect you to know things that you will never know. Like, "Do you know who called for me last monday, or well.. it might have been Friday?" or "How much does it cost to mail this?" (holding insanely large mysterious box) or "Do you know where we keep the (fill in blank)?" or my very very very favorite, "I'm supposed to meet with someone....(giving me blank stare, like I know who it is they're meeting with....)". I may be a genius. Heck ya, I am a genius. But, I have no Earthly idea why people think that I have the answers to all things "office". Is there some magic secretary out there???
I want to meet them.