Stand Up For Yourself at Work

Stand Up For Yourself at Work

A month ago I picked up a check from a theater where I host and produce a comedy show in New York City. Seconds after opening it, I noticed the amount was off; I was...

published: 09/13/2011

comments: 1


An Open Letter To The Bag of Meat

An Open Letter To The Bag of Meat

Dear Ziploc Bag of Meat, For every day that you’ve been sitting in the shared office fridge, my appetite chills and resentment grows. It’s not that I don’t appreciate your essence, in fact – I...

published: 08/09/2011

comments: 0


Answer Me This: Calvin Cato

Answer Me This: Calvin Cato

Since moving to New York City in 2008 to pursue comedy, I’ve learned that many fellow comedians also have mundane jobs just to pay the bills while pursuing their real passion. Some are movers, dog...

published: 07/12/2011

comments: 2


Answer Me This: Shannon

Answer Me This: Shannon

It was just a regular Wednesday when I decided to check my receptionistchronicles@gmail.com account. The activity on this account is low, so I was ecstatic find an e-mail from a fellow receptionist venting about things...

published: 06/21/2011

comments: 3


Dos and Donts: Summer In The Office

Dos and Donts: Summer In The Office

It’s the time of year where we all stare out our office window and wonder where our childhood went. Here’s some tips to keep it cool in the office. 1. Do store Popsicles as a...

published: 06/07/2011

comments: 1


The Tale of A Failed Sale

The Tale of A Failed Sale

Sometimes I sound borderline dead when answering the phone. It goes along with the territory of simply answering phones eight hours a day. But on May 16, 2011 that was not the case. I’d like...

published: 05/17/2011

comments: 3


10 Awful Phone Answering Jobs

10 Awful Phone Answering Jobs

As I enter into my third year of being a receptionist, I still find it necessary to rationalize that there are people out there who have it worse than me. Thinking like this helps me...

published: 04/19/2011

comments: 3


A Letter to Dirty Dishes In The Office Sink

A Letter to Dirty Dishes In The Office Sink

Dear Dirty Dishes in the Sink, Stop looking at me like that — the way you are looking at me right now! STOP. It’s not fair. Seriously, stop it. You’re getting on my nerves. I’m...

published: 04/05/2011

comments: 2


‘Answer Me This’ With ‘Deep Pockets’

‘Answer Me This’ With ‘Deep Pockets’

A Note from the OfficeReceptionist: The following is an interview I conducted with a fellow receptionist in NYC via e-mail. My instructions to the 10 questions I sent were, “make this seem like it was...

published: 03/22/2011

comments: 0


What Do You Keep In Your Desk Drawer?

What Do You Keep In Your Desk Drawer?

Have you ever actually pondered how much time you spend at your office? I mean REALLY pondered. Think about it in terms of a week. And then a year. And then 5 years. 10 years....

published: 03/08/2011

comments: 0


Hooray For Mental Health Day

Hooray For Mental Health Day

Whenever I start to habitually pick up an inanimate object and say “good afternoon” or whisper to myself “what a bitch” after a rude caller, I know it’s time for a mental health day. One...

published: 02/22/2011

comments: 4


‘Answer Me This’ With A Fellow Big Apple Receptionist

‘Answer Me This’ With A Fellow Big Apple Receptionist

After a year of writing “Receptionist Chronicles” I finally at a moment of self-realization: There are other receptionists out there fighting an office war there besides me. It’s hard to believe, but it’s true. I...

published: 02/08/2011

comments: 3


A New Way to Curb Professional Unhappiness

A New Way to Curb Professional Unhappiness

According to some bored psychologist out there, January 24, 2011 is the most depressing day of the year. As I look at out the window and a winter snow storm brews up yet again, I...

published: 01/25/2011

comments: 0


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