I transferred to the TAMHSC from main campus. I've been there more than 5 years.
A typical day is just large volumes of work for a couple of us in the department and very little work for the others.
Our department head is hardly in the office and gives each of us about 5-10 minutes of face time a week. Since she's mostly gone, she relies on a couple of co-workers to fill her in--conversations that take place after hours and the content of those discussions never include the rest of the staff.
The hardest part is the insecurity of what and how information gets back to the boss who is not equal in her treatment of us--she pays for my co-worker's son's recreational activities (~$200 a month), her college tuition ($27,000 a year), gives her time off during the work day to study, and takes her on conference trips even though the employee has nothing to do with the conference.
The best part of this job is being able to do challenging work that others can't do--so I feel valuable. But I worry every day my contributions won't matter.
A few months ago, the co-worker participated in gossip where one of the employees was suddenly "not needed."
People have Aggie spirit even during a losing season.