In my previous posts, I said that I just got a part-time job. It is a reception/front desk kind of job. I do have more than 4 years of experience under my belt. I thought I would share some tips for able-bodied and disabled people alike.
Learning to have a switch:
It can be a stressful environment since you’re the first person that visitors will see when entering the company or department. Something I had to learn to do is switch off my personal issues at work and vice versa.
Don’t take it personally;
Blogging helped me with this one because the hate comments come from people who don’t know me personally. You don’t know what the people in front of you or on the phone is feeling. Brushing words off your shoulders is a way to protect yourself.
Learn to multi-task:
More often than not, you will have to do more than one task at a time. So, keep a notepad handy, or in my case, since I can’t write by hand, I take online notes. Even with a good memory, I still can’t remember all the numbers from the calls I take. Especially where I work since calls come in back-to-back.
The best advice I can give you is to keep a smile on your face no matter what. It’s the best way to keep everyone in good spirits! Are you interested in knowing how to make a workplace more accessible for everyone? Let me know in the comments!