Fast pace and productive enviorment at Michigan State Univeristy Maintennce
residential maintenance (Current Employee) – East Lansing, MI – June 21, 2015
While working residential maintenance, there was never a dull moment. There was a small crew of 2 to 3 people per shift to manage a building of 1000 students and employees. Working in such small groups allowed us to build lasting friendships.There were issues such as malfunctioning toilets, showers, sinks, issues with the drains, scheduling and bookings for classrooms and fire drills. Since working maintenance, I've sharpened my time management skill, public speaking, leadership skills, team building, active listening, scheduling, and I've even leaned bits and pieces of a few foreign languages from the international students.
The student maintenance team was the first thing residents and employees saw representing Michigan State University when it came to handing an issue. It was our job to be respectable, helpful and knowledgeable. Helping groups of people all at once can get a bit stressful but the reward is great. Some students were so grateful that they would try and compensate us. Helping allowed us to build relationships that would spread outside of Hubbard Hall. We would see residents around campus and it was like seeing a friend. I gained so much from working with the residential maintenance team at Michigan State University. The things I learned and the people I met will always stay with me, no matter where life takes me.