Slow, steady and secure desk job.
Dispatcher (Current Employee) – Stroudsburg, PA – September 9, 2015
Slow and steady work flow on a typical day. Things like weather and holidays can affect your work as to be expected when dispatching cable techs. Little to no movement at all during your days. Constantly typing and viewing a computer monitor, in addition to talking on the phone. Many people have already retired during my 1 3/4 years here, so the security is there. Just expect a slow crawl if you are eyeing up promotions. Office politics and who you know are key components to moving up at a quicker pace. All that being said, the job does offer security which is very valuable by itself. If you can handle the generally low pay, it's a perfectly fine 8 hour a day job.
Desk job, steady 40 hours per week, schedule planned months in advance
Low pay for workload, Slow promotions process, No formal training process (learn something when the need arises)