Administrative Assistant to HS Principal, Hartsdale, NY - December 5, 2014
A typical day of mine is anything but typical. It starts from the moment I fire up my cpu. Some days there are people waiting outside my door and I get to work a full 30 minutes before everyone else's day even begins. I start by going through the emails from when I left the day before and work my way to present time. I do a lot of stopping and starting of projects because my entire day is one giant interruption. The only consistency is the inconsistency of it all. And I love it. I've learned how to differentiate between what needs to be fixed now and what can wait until after lunch. I love how my boss doesn't micro-manage and only gives constructive criticism, not just negative comments. My co-workers are amazing. I work with the greatest group of ladies (that make up the school's support staff) that you will ever find. We help each other out and basically keep the school from falling apart. The hardest part of my job would be the amount of duties they expect you to fulfill that are not under your jurisdiction. They don't pay us enough to do other people's work; then what does that mean everyone else is doing? Also, the health benefits leave little to be desired. The best part would have to be the sense of family that you get coming to work every day. We work together and we party together during in-school holiday celebrations. My position has its perks but it's not the career that I'm looking for and need to feel satisfied.