I'm currently working on a temporary assignment where I originally was supposed to be assisting the Travel department but then it turned into a Receptionist & an "as needed" Travel position.
July 20,2023 at 12:36AM UTC
I was recently asked by my Director to assist 7 different units in addition to providing lunch coverage for the receptionist at the front desk. Well today was my first day with assisting another department and it was EXTREMELY overwhelming!!! I was in training for over 5 hours in addition to covering the phones at the front desk for an hour and learned over 50 steps to do ONE TASK in benefits. Then tomorrow i will be helping out in Accounts Payable and Friday is a day for any department to come to me asking me for help. Monday will be Workers Comp and accounts payable, tuesday and Wed. Is benefits , the front desk, accounts payable, and workers comp, Thursday is the front desk, accounts payable, and workers comp, etc.
I have let the Manager know at the Temp agency I'm working for know how frustrated I feel about this position & how I get anxiety when I'm overwhelmed with too many different tasks & that I think it would be more doable and feasible for me to assist a few departments at one time rather than several and her response was--"well you only have 1 week left in your contract with this company. I think you can do it." Like how is it that I've been working at this place since March and this lady still has not found me ANYTHING ELSE THAT IS A BETTER FIT YET?! I'm just disgusted at this point. I come to work everyday and never take off. Also, I have a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that consists of over 100 jobs that I have applied for & have had a few interviews within the past few weeks but nothing seems to be a good fit so far.
The recruiter at the temp agency i work at has 0 empathy or consideration for me as an employee who has been lied to about my current position and also lied to about being able to telework. I have over 5 years of administrative experience, 2 years of HR experience, over 3 years of customer service experience, & a Bachelor's Degree in the social science field. These companies and temp agencies treat me like I don't have any valuable experience, transferable skills, or education that will qualify me for a better, PERMANENT STABLE JOB WITH BENEFITS. I'm ready to give up. Temp agencies are full of crap & everytime I apply for a permanent job, the agency STILL wants to only consider me for a temp job because I don't have "ALL OF THE NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS " for the job I applied for. Why can't people be willing to try employees & why can't places be willing to give me a chance to get my freaking foot in the door?!
I'm honestly at my wit's end at this point in my life and career. I have been doing everything I know how to do, constantly follow up with temp agencies & jobs I've applied to, am active on LinkedIn, go on interviews with red flags and I'm still in the same crappy situation. Im on indeed and Simply hired everyday and NOTHING. I went on an interview last week and asked the Talent Acquisition Manager "what does the first 90 days look like in the Talent Acquisition Generalist position " & she said "expect the unknown" and called learning the HR Department a monster. It was so many red flags that i dont even know if that would be the right place for me to work.
Does anyone know of any places that are hiring? I'm ready to give up and no one will help me!!
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