A typical day at was was usually pretty slow until evening shift, which i never did. Management and co workers were all very friendly. The hardest part of the job was confronting customers when they werent following procedures correctly. I enjoyed being able to socialize and interact with everyone.
Residence Hall Monitor (Former Employee), Fairmont, WV – April 10, 2015
Pros: Short shifts
Cons: Low responsibilty, no place for promotion
Student monitors would sit desk from three to four hours, and maintain the safety and traffic flow of the building. I learn a large amount of information about title nine and confidentiality. I enjoyed working with residents and helping them when they needed guidance. I however did not like the fact there was no place for promotion.
Student Technician (Current Employee), Fairmont, WV – February 28, 2015
Pros: low stress. easy scheduling around student load.
Cons: low pay. standard minimum wage for federal work study.
Generally a low stress environment involving information system maintenance. Occasional upgrades and new installs expand entry level skill set. Adaptable to student skill level and extended responsibilities were assigned.
Lab Assistant/Instructor (Former Employee), Fairmont, WV – April 18, 2014
Pros: fun to be passing on info to those that didn't know.
Cons: took away from my school work.
I just worked there because my porfessor wanted me to. It wasn't hard because I was instucting on stuff that I knew about. My professor was pretty good. The studen ts were good for the most part. I enjoyed the teaching aspect. It was fun.
Apartment Manager (Current Employee), Fairmont, WV – March 13, 2014
The typical day at Fairmont State consists of checking email, answering phones, speaking with customers (on campus students), coordinating office operations, and managing my staff. The work environment is casual and customer focused. The most challenging part of the job for live in professionals is the separation of work and personal lives. I live in the facility I manage and my office is twenty steps from my front door. While this is challenging at times it also allows me to connect to my other live in staff and students in a non traditional way. This is also the best part of the job because I get to see the impact we have on our students. I enjoy working with most of coworkers and the management structure is flexible. While the management style is not my own technique, it is appropriate for our work environment.