Job Descriptions for an Office Junior

I was recently reading a job description for an Office Junior position which was being advertised, and one thing stuck out to me. The job description listed all of the normal things for a junior administrative assistant – things such as greeting guests, answering the phone, managing diaries, cover for when their line manager was off, etc. But it had nothing about learning or development on there. No requirement for them to learn a new skill or get competent at something. No mention of training or willingness to try something new. So this led me to go back to them with the question: Are you hiring an Office Junior because you want to train them up, or because you want someone cheap? Of course, I never got a response back. Believe it or not, a lot of companies want the latter. They simply hire someone as cheap as they can, under…