A typical day at work was never anything resembling typical. The morning's information would inform the day, There would always be the project on the desk, but as the students would come in, the day would progress accordingly. In the summer, with fewer students, the days would revolve around renovation. They were more predictable, but the challenge would be how much could be accomplished and tracked during a day. For the most part, co-workers would work with me as a team. We would all follow the same script. The hardest part of the job was attempting to work with other departments and trying to get through communication problems. I learned a tremendous amount: billing, relational databases, computers.The most enjoyable aspects were sometimes the most challenging: being asked by an autistic young adult seeing literature in the office, what is date r*pe? in front of his father. The challenge to answer honestly, truthfully in language he could understand without backing away from uncomfortable content. Those were the big payoffs.
flexibility and the ability to work a project to completion.
i wanted to be more involved with the more artistic side of students.