I’ve noticed that in my current and previous job (in admin) tasks that I have actively sought out, enjoyed and done well at, are often tasks that others are more than happy to pass on to me. Slightly repetitive jobs, audio-transcription that means I can wear headphones and legitimately ignore everyone, staffing the office whilst people are off at meet-and-greets, filing, compiling stats etc. It’s a double-edged sword though. When I’m good and speedy at things people find difficult or tedious, they make assumptions about what else I can do. It can come as a bit of a shock when I struggle with something they find simple, like selecting a photograph for a publication, introducing myself to a group of people, or judging how long it will take to do something. Obviously I try my hardest never to spoil their illusion 😉 I guess it’s something about finding a niche and being allowed to flourish.
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