I was a receptionist for an academic department at a university for a year and a half. It was SO stressful! There was usually a steady stream of people wanting things like directions, I was answering the same questions over and over, but what got me was feeling like people were invading my space every time they came to my window.
Also, I had to do things like troubleshoot printers and copiers that were located in other areas. Without fail, people would complain when I wasn’t at my desk, yet I was expected to do things that caused me to leave someone else covering my station. You can’t have it both ways!
I also hate the phone, so I hated being a receptionist. I was always afraid I wouldn’t know how to help the caller and I would look stupid.
I will never be a receptionist again!