A positive work environment, and oppertunity to learn many new skills.
Pros: great benefits, incredible interdepartmental relationships.
Cons: strait eight hour shift (no set breaks), policy changes take 12+ months.
A typical day at work, honestly, there was no typical day at work. Every day was different, new challenges and new experiences where each experience taught you more about the industry. My employment at QVMC I had the opportunity to learn many computer programs such as Tyler Security Software (TSS) and Velocity. Velocity is one of the most advanced access control programs on the market. I gained not only a working knowledge of the program but a more extensive understanding of how to troubleshoot, and repair the hardware and software. In my department, during the five plus years employed there I have had four different managers; three of the managers in my opinion needed more training before taking on the management role. My last manager came in and learned the actual job, not just what was in the job description, before stepping in as the new manager. This manager brought in in-house training that was definitely needed and exceeded any expectation that I or any of my co-workers had of a manager. In my department there were only nine of us we had rough moments as do all teams, but, overall we had a well-oiled machine. I believe that the hardest part of the job was making on the spot decisions that greatly affect others’ lives. Continuing to make these decisions taught me that either way a bad decision is better than indecision, and to support your decisions regardless of the outcome. What I enjoyed most would have to be going into work not knowing what was going to happen that day. The job was never tedious and always kept you on your toes.