Pros: Benefits, meeting new people, long lunches, helping others
Cons: job/life balance, unorganized, deployments
A typical day at work is 6:30 am mandatory physical training, at 8:30 am you are released to shower and change and then come back to work at 9:30. From 9:30 to 5:00 I would take care of customer service, answer and direct phone calls, help soldiers make changes to their life insurance policy as well as helping them with any other personnel accounting information.
What I learned from the job was resiliency, how to adapt to a fast paced environment, to learn each job I was taught quickly and to help everyone the best of my ability.
As a Human Resources Specialist you are taught time management is something that is very important. You have tasks handed to you from every angle and there is little down time between tasks.
My co-workers all came from different back grounds. At first it was a challenge and we didn't communicate to each other. After a couple weeks we opened up to each other and created a system so that we were able to get our tasks completed in a shorter amount of time.
The hardest part of my job was the job work and life balance. It was very difficult for me to balance the two out considering we were on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Almost monthly we would do a 24 hour duty. Along with the deployments and scares of what can happen overseas, and the job being so unorganized at all times.
The most enjoyable part of my job was helping others. I have a passion for helping others and to make their lives easier. I also really enjoy meeting new people.