A very diversed experience
Clerk I & II: Clerk I 30wpm. Clerk II 40 wpm (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA. Varied – November 6, 2014
I was an "on-call" employee. A typical day would be very clerical in nature. It would start out with me managing the arrival of the school busses. This was followed by inter-relating with parents with regards to their concerns. After that there was the sorting of the day's mails. Then I would attend to desk work, entering attendance records, typing, filing, and so on. Working in various animated offices around the county the routine would differ from school to school..
The knowledge I gained ranged from learning the application process for free school lunches, the logistics of managing the schools' transportation system. learning to comply with federal, state, and the county's educational laws regarding student records, the etiquette of telephone communication, the skills of public relation, and managing complex filing systems.
My co-workers were, for the most part, exemplary. They taught me what I know. On the other hand, the hardest part of being an "on call" clerk was getting accustom to being moved from job site to job site.
There were, however, enjoyable times on the job. For instance, I love typing; and most folks are not accustom to seeing a male typing at 35--40 words per minute. I used to dazzle my co-workers as my fingers flew over the keyboard. They just stood there smiling with amazement. Another enjoyable part of the job for me was when I was being taught some aspect of the job that was new to me.
Free lunches is a program for needy students, Parents would apply for these lunches, but the applications were not always correctly filled, and the scantron would not read the application, my job was to figure it out and rescan, or send to the supervisor.
From 2001--2003 I worked for the District, then I resigned to enter the Peace Corps from 2003--2005. While in Zambia, I worked in HIV/AIDS. Upon my return I went back to working for the District.