Exciting and meaningful mission; felt valued and appreciated; excellent benefits including flex-time
Administrative Assistant Sr (Former Employee) – Littleton, CO – January 13, 2017
A typical day included routine tasks (making sure calendars were updated, answering phones, booking travel, preparing and submitting travel expense reports, attending staff meetings, creating meeting notices, coordinating monthly Customer Program Management Reviews, overseeing many conference room schedules) as well as tasks needing immediate attention such as; emergency travel or change of itinerary; being prepared to handle unexpected issues (customer concerns, catering, audits, assisting other departments including the MSP V.P.).
More importantly than what I learned on the job, is what I learned about myself personally. I learned that I can get the job done and have fun in the process. I learned that my directors, managers and peers came to trust me knowing that I would always get the job done.
The hardest part of the job was routine tasks that became boring. I always sought (and found) work that was different and challenging (time permitting). I enjoyed working with engineers and became an unofficial "engineering aide" working with SharePoint documents.
The most enjoyable part of the job was pranking my directors. After a while my jokes came to be considered a stress reliever since we all worked in a very high-stress environment.
Flex-time, excellent benefits and compensation
I retired and moved to NM to be with my wife who works for the NM State Department.