Universities have only a slow and slower speed when it relates to change. Possibly due to not wanting to make a mistake. If you learn to roll with the flow it makes life easier. Most days are preparing for a course/workshop I'm facilitating. Teach courses in several areas for staff, 3-4 hours per session. Sending reminders to participants about a class they enrolled in. Updating with revisions online OSHA training's. Overseeing equipment related to the CPR/AED. Challenging to work with such a broad range of staff having no higher education or several degrees.
Everyone who is on staff feels they have taken on several additional jobs that are expected to be produced within an 8 hour day. Stressful at times.
Most coworkers are pleasant and some are more pro-active in their job task than others. Managers tend to need a refresher course in communication and valuing staff. Faculty are interesting to know, graduate students are manipulative and undergrads are wide-eyed and young.
A university is a very stimulating environment that so many opportunities to engage in new ideas and information avail themselves.