Alderson Broaddus University
Resident Assistant (Former Employee) – Philippi, WV – July 29, 2014
We had scheduled monthly meetings to discuss programs, issues and plan events. A typical day of duty started at 8pm with security rounds through a designated building continuing until 12am on weekdays and 2am on weekends. You would be on call throughout the day if anyone got locked out or needed help. My co- workers in my dorm during my time in this position were amazing. We helped each other out whenever we needed it and always backed each other up. The most enjoyable part of my position here was working with the students. I liked being able to help people when they needed it and be a resource for them, but the hardest part of the job was knowing the boundaries. It was hard to be friends with students and also be an authority figure to them. Some of the senior staff; however, did not hold up to the standards set for the team. It wasn't until my last year in this job that changes for the better were made, and not until after my graduation from this institution that the staff was held accountable and saw real consequences to actions not taken.
help paying for housing, given a private room, know the details of what is going on around campus
secrets were kept, issues were dismissed, not paid very well