I've been working at New England Confectionery Company for over 5 years. In that time, because of all of the upper management changes, I've taken on tasks that are not on my skill set. I'be been responsible to set up tax withholding accounts in 3 states and calculating pension benefits for those employees ready to retire. I love my role as a payroll/HR specialist job, some of the work I perform is not meant for me. I'm not an officer of the company. The most enjoyable part of my job is to ensure everyone is paid on a timely basis, hourly(union employees) as well as the administration staff of approx 85 salaried semi-monthly, multi-state employees. The hardest part of the job is when the CFO asks me why there was so much overtime worked in a certain week and I cannot answer him because I wasn't the one who scheduled that OT be worked on a busy week, especially before the holidays such as, Halloween, Valentine's Day, Easter, etc.... My co-workers are great as they see what I have to put up with and they always jump in to help in case I need it.
A typical day at work is processing payroll, processing 401k transactions as well as employer matches, done manually, and working with employees to obtain a loan or a distribution from their 401k plan. This all sounds a bit overwhelming but I thrive in this atmosphere even though I know I'm not being compensated for half of the work I do for this company.