Challenging and Rewarding Job
Administrative Secretary - Assistant Warden (Current Employee) – Whiteville, TN – July 9, 2016
A typical day at work is I check the mail the first thing in the morning. Next, I look at my email for anything that needs immediate attention. Since I work at a prison, every day is different. I may start a task and then switch to one which requires sensitive documents for submittal. I am multi-functional; therefore, I am always prepared for whatever needs immediate attention. I love working, and I also help other departments should the need arise. I also compose weekly and monthly reports. Every day I get the opportunity to work with two assistant wardens and the warden from time to time. One thing I enjoy is getting involved in events such as birthdays, Martin Luther King's birthday, and functions that require decorating and preparing menus. I do not allow myself to be bored as I always make sure I have something to do even if I have to get out of my comfort zone. If there is an emergency shutdown of the facility, I automatically know I need to help by getting drinks and food to the search team; however, I will assist the team if I needed. It is mandatory for me to document as much information possible when taking minutes. The hardest part of my job is getting interrupted. I have learned how to manage my time, and my co-workers are a team. The most enjoyable part of my job is knowing that I can use my knowledge and skills that I learned to make my job easier.
It is family-oriented, and the staff works as a team at any given time.I look forward to going to work every day.
The pay is not good and I have a long drive. The company does not provide very good benefits.