Jillian Beane

Jillian Beane was an Administrative Assistant

Jillians rating: A lowly 2/5

I have only been an administrative assistant in higher education settings. I enjoyed the pay and the increase in responsibility. However, when I wanted to learn or do more, I couldn't because being an administrative assistant became a restrictive box. I couldn't learn how to do payroll or budgeting because HR says I need to be on the management level. I couldn't join interdepartmental planning groups because part of being an administrative assistant meant manning the front desk. While all of my direct supervisors relied on me heavily because I was quick, reliable, and had no problem with doing what needed to be done to get a project completed, in the long run, the boredom made me visibly sad. For me, the downside of working in higher education is the end of each semester. I lose student interactive and my amount of work dwindles to nothing. I don't like being idle or bored.

Jillian Beane was a Receptionist

Jillians rating: A pleasant 4/5

I, alone, was the defensive line for my office. I saw and spoke with people all day. I diffused situations, gave directors a heads up about things I overheard in the lobby, and helped clients put their best foot forward. I thoroughly enjoyed all of the interaction. The only downside was when there were no people to see or talk to.

Jillian Beane was a Customer Service Representative

Jillians rating: A lowly 2/5

I worked in a call center. I liked the part where I resolved a customer's problem. I didn't like the internal politics or the nonsense I had to peddle to customers. I didn't like having to get off the phone because the clock was ticking, even when a supervisor knew the issue wasn't resolved. I didn't like that the only time I could talk to my co-workers was before or after work and during lunch.

Jillian Beane is a retail sales associate

Jillians rating: A lowly 2/5

I have sold clothing to men and women, computers and related items, housewares, I have even worked at a gift shop. What I enjoyed most was the thrill of a big sale involving a large number of items, training new employees, being assigned projects that involved organizing merchandise, and helping people. However, boredom always quickly set it. After a few months, I learned everything I could learn and from that point I was expected to endure monotonous repetition day in and day out. Often times a promotion meant more repetition and no spontaneity. So my boredom coupled with each company's lack of a steep learning curve always forced me to move on.

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Jillian is an Enthusiast

Enthusiasts are lovers of ideas. They spend a lot of their time in their minds, exploring ideas, establishing theories, and understanding phenomena. Usually they like exploring scientific ideas and coming up with their own methodologies. They prefer to work alone as that’s when they get their best thinking done. Expression is important to the Enthusiast, though they like to organize their thoughts thoroughly before sharing them.

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