Advantages and disadvantages of covering reception in an office

Being on rota is such a pain at times especially when the person on previous stint hasn't pulled their weight! I end up having to sort out probs!
  1. Pros
  2. Change of scenery
  3. Break from typing
  4. Cons
  5. Can get loads of calls at same time
    No time to type out messages
  6. Unfamiliar with callers names
    People often mumble even after asking to repeat/spell out names
  7. No one bothering to check the diary
    How hard can it be to check diary to see who's coming in for appointments and writing it down?
  8. No one bothering to get paper/envelopes
  9. Manky photocopier
    No one bothering to clean the touchscreen photocopier 😳
  10. Random people coming in
    Having to sort them out