Hey, guys! Well, I got fired this morning from the job I started just this Monday. It was a full-time administrative job at a CPA's office.
This is the 3rd job I've lost since July, when I worked for 3 days at a waxing salon as a receptionist. The reason was the same for that job as for this one: I wasn't learning the procedures fast enough; I wasn't quick on my feet; I wasn't figuring things out fast enough or learning the software fast enough.
Can I just say that, TO ME, new hires for these admin or receptionist jobs are unfairly expected to learn everything (or already know everything) on day 1 with little or no training. Three days? That's all the patience they have? It's not like I wasn't trying 'cause I was! I was nervous every day, all the time, about screwing up and losing this job. I wrote down notes and I tried to be aware of tasks that needed to be done. Multi-tasking and taking initiative aren't things I'm accustomed to, but I was trying! Unlike some, it takes me time to learn a new skill. What am I supposed to do if none of these jobs are willing to give me the time to learn? And I was starting to get the hang of things. If they had just given me a little more time, I would have mastered the job. And by the way, I NEVER surfed the internet or even checked my phone!
I guess, on my own time, I need to become an expert with the different software programs before I start at another such job.