And that is how I answer the phone at my new, non-terrorist holding cell job. $14 an hour, part time, professional, not in the least bit scary! It might last through the summer, and it will last for at least a couple of weeks. I wish it were full time, but I'll take what I can get. The people are all really nice (one of them is out on a Dairy Queen run for everyone--score!) and I feel very welcome. It's farther away than I would typically like, but it's totally do-able.
I think I'm getting the hang of things pretty quick: I've been answering the phones on my own for a while, and if anything goes wrong, the full time receptionist is around. The reason they need a part time receptionist is simply to let the full time receptionist work on other projects and fulfill other responsibilities. It's really laid back: I wore a skirt today, but can get away with wearing jeans if I want.
(It's Thursday now: I didn't get to finish my post yesterday) Today is their company picnic during work hours, so while they're outside picnic-ing it up, I'll be in here answering phones and whatnot. It really won't be that bad though--maybe I'll be able to get some reading in and I get to stay until 5 today. (I say "get to stay" because that's an extra $14 for me!) Any extra hours I can get, I will take! And even though it's far away, I am a-okay with that, because it's a job and I need a job!