Pros: Congenial co-workers and job duties
Cons: Bureaucratic obstacles and budgeting criteria prohibiting the advancement of future endeavors.
Everyday brings new and different opportunities to learn, enhance and pass on my knowledge forward to others. Serving as a lab manager in a university setting, I am responsible for the upkeep and maintenance duties in order for the labs to run smoothly and safely. My co-workers are predominantly faculty members who rely on my skills to equip their laboratories with supplies, functional instrumentation and expertise on operations. Every day is met interacting with college-age students and other university staff members. One day may be spent in the department setting, while the next day could be out in the field maintaining trails...our department oversees 6 parcels of outdoor properties which are instrumental in the teaching of environmental and biological disciplines.