My boss is asking me to be “relief receptionist.” My real job is administrative assistant. Don’t you think he is being unfair to expect me to be a receptionist when our real receptionist goes out to lunch?
I know other offices with similar situations. They require that someone be at their front desk eight hours a day. Although having to pull an administrative assistant away from her work may be uncomfortable, the commitment to your clients should out-weight any regrets.
There will always be things in our work life we don’t like and don’t want to do. Try to keep a willing attitude about this and other office inconveniences. I doubt if your boss regards this as punishment. I hope you won’t either.