Working Part-time at an Office


Hello, an intern at Next Stage Asia. Many of you have experienced various part time jobs; convenience store, izakaya, fast food restaurant, clothing shop, etc.
However did you know that nowadays, you can choose to work at an office? I will explain the pros and cons of working in an office.

Pros and Cons of working at an office

Job description

The position consists of three main jobs.

The first is data input. Normally, Excel is used to input and manage the company’s data. There is no difficult computer skills required for this job; just the ability to type and use Microsoft office. Anyone that uses this Microsoft Office will get used to it over time. The second job is desk work, and working at the reception. You need to greet the guest and show them around the building. Communication is especially important for this job. The other responsibility is to answer calls and to send emails. Answering calls is not only limited to dealing with complaints, but will also speaking with clients.

Pros of working at an officeオフィスバイトのメリットとは

  1. Acquire business manners


    You can obtain business manners through your job, as it requires you to speak with professionals. Manners used in formal situations cannot be gained without practice. By working in an office, you will have no problems when you start your professional career.

  2. Use your experiences it when job hunting


    Working in an office will allow you to have a better idea of what it is like to work at a company. You will have a general idea of the work, atmosphere, and distinct rules of a Japanese company. In addition, companies will see that you already have some skills and business manners. Thus, companies will assume you will be able to do well as soon as you join, lifting the chances of getting hired higher.

  3. No work on weekends and holidays


    There is a demand for labor on the weekends in the service sector, which is where many have people have part-time jobs in. However, the pro of working in an office is that you get weekends and holidays off. Although some companies require you to work full time, from 9am to 5pm, some offices are more flexible. You will be able to choose the frequency and which days to go to the office.

  4. It’s okay if you get tired easily


    You will be spending most of the time at your desk. There is no physical strength required.

  5. Well paying


    In the service sector, the average hourly wage is from 900 yen to 1200 yen. If you have some skills such as Excel or Power Point, you may get paid more. If you work full time, three days a week, it is possible to get 80,000 to 10,000 yen a month.

The cons of working at an office

  1. You cannot work on weekends and holidays


    I have just mentioned that having no work on weekends and holidays is a positive aspect of the job. However, those who have a desk work position do not have the option of working on the weekends. Working late is not an option either, since most of the task must be finished by 6pm. If you really want to work outside the business hours, it is possible to have two part-time jobs.

  2. Sitting all day


    Desk work means staying at the desk for the whole day; you may experience pain in your body, or your eyes might get tired. Stretching and walking around time to time will alleviate the pain.

  3. “Careless” is not tolerated


    When using the computer, such as inputting data, you must be careful. You will have to redo your work if the directions are not followed precisely. Supporting the employees is also an important task if you work at an office. Doing your job without care will affect the employees.

What do you think? By working at an office, you will be able to gain experience that is quite different from the regular part-time work in the service sector. It will be a good opportunity for students who will soon begin their career.

投稿者:NSA Staff