Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee) – Williamsburg, VA – April 14, 2017
I have worked for three different professors as a Research Assistant during grad school. For all three, my work was flexible and spread throughout the semester, with substantial variation in workload over the course of the semester. The tasks for each project were interesting for the most part, but I sometimes was unclear when things were needed and what information was most valuable, particularly with my second pairing. I appreciate the Public Policy Program matching me up with a new professor when one of them turned out to not be a good fit.
Occasionally unclear expectations and communication issues
Parking Services & Transportation Asst Mgr (Former Employee) – Williamsburg, VA – October 17, 2016
With everyone handing extremely high work loads, the days flew by but no one had time to take off work. More than half of the department was at use or loose with time and calling out sick was frowned upon since that caused others in the department who were already over worked to have to pick up your load too. On vacation, the phone rang off the hook and you were expected to handle work while away which would be okay if it were apprenticed. It is hard to keep up with cost of living increase when the state keeps your pay frozen for 17 of 23 years.
Material Handler (Former Employee) – Williamsburg, VA – January 12, 2015
The College of William Mary is a great place to work I started out as a residence life custodian cleaning the students dorms and then after 2 years moved to MOVING and Storage department in THE Facilities Maintenance Department fixing students furniture such as students desks, raising and lowering their beds in their rooms. Also moved office furniture all around the college, picked up all surplus office equipment and computers,desks,music equipment, fax machines,scanners. We also set up for all events at the college.