Good place to work for students
Student Secretary (Former Employee) – Emporia, KS – August 18, 2015
Overall I enjoyed working at the biology office at Emporia State University. The job itself was usually pretty slow-paced and had a casual atmosphere. The deliveries for labs were usually live microscopic animals in liquid that had to be aerated as soon as possible, so I usually did that if I could not contact the person in charge of receiving the delivery. Occasionally someone would come in with a snake to identify and that was exciting because I knew a lot about the local snakes, so not only could I identify the snake, but I could also tell the person about the life history of the snake. I took the job partially to get used to talking on the telephone, and I have gotten a lot better at that. I shared the job with one or two other students, and the shifts did not always match up, so sometimes communication with the other student secretaries was not good. Sometimes I would be working on a specific task and would either try to show the next person in the shift what I was doing, or leave a note for them explaining the task. Sometimes the next person in the shift would get confused and do the task incorrectly (or maybe they thought another way was better), or not do the task at all. If they did not do the task, I would just do it on my next shift and it was not an issue. Because the job was only for students, when I graduated I had to leave the job as well.
casual atmosphere, interesting things brought in
student-only job, pay was slightly above minimum wage