The other reason I'm so glad to have this particular job, and not keyholder at Lush or cashier at Sunrise Bakery, is that the nature of receptionist at RHA leaves me with a decent chunk of free time at work. My presence at the office is needed, but beyond my butt in the chair at the front desk there's often little else to do. This gives me five to eight hours a day in which to sit at the desk, getting paid, and do my homework for class or catch up on reading for my blog or watch movies on Netflix. It's very luxurious.
I mean, there are downsides, of course. I don't have free weekends, not like people with standard 9-5, Monday to Friday jobs do. It's a lot harder for me to just suddenly, on a whim, decide to go up to the city to see a Broadway show or visit a museum. But all in all, it's a job very well-suited to my needs.