Loved working with the students.
Academic Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Northfield, MN – June 6, 2016
I enjoyed working with the students on a daily basis. I felt blessed to be a part of their lives however so small.
The job I held would not allow for any advancement, rewards, or cost of living pay raises.
My job became the work of two people with no effort to reduce the demands on me. Adding more work to my job description as an Academic Administrative Assistant was done without discussion, without compensation and without assistance. My days during certain times of the year turned into nine to ten hour days, and I had to hide the fact that I was working from home, as they did not want to hear that, even though they knew I had to do this. I would respond to students, and faculty often during the evenings and weekends without pay. Lunch breaks could only be accomplished if I left the building, or they would find me and instruct me on more work to do, So I just stopped taking them.
I did learn a great deal during my time at the college, but have lost much of my health do to the stress and demands of this position.
Being a part of the students success and having them give me hugs at the end of the year.
Work load was so demanding it took a toll on my health.