Pros: being able to work in an environment i enjoyed
Cons: having a new department head that wanted to start from scratch.
I would answer any questions from faculty, staff, students and administration. My co-workers and I were like family and had each others backs when one of us had to be out of the office. I scheduled appointments, paid bills, ordered all supplies, did most requested typing, kept all files, scheduled travel and all reimbursements for faculty in-coming – more... faculty for interviews. I took care of payroll for staff and student workers; made sure all invoices were on file for the payment of the credit card statement which I did; handled problems with orders and submissions of articles for publication; sent out mail and fed-exs; did copies; talked to accounts payable when problems arose with payments; handled problems with students and talked to their parents about helping them with advising or setting up appointments with an appropriate adviser. I ran errands and did anything and everything to help the department run more efficient. My dismissal was because of a new department head wanting her own staff. It was not because of my evaluations because they were all superior and goes above and beyond the call of duty. It was just an unfortunate incident that was the Department Head's call and no one else.
The most enjoyable part of my job was everything. The hardest part of my job was collecting the correct invoices from faculty and the company that had taken the order and did not include an invoice with shipment. – less