A steady job with benefits.
Word Processor Operator (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – November 29, 2018
At County Parks I provided clerical support, answering phones, sorting mail, typing, filing, making campground reservations, tracking stats (mileage, park visitors), servicing copy machines, and front-counter customer service.
I learned a lot about County Government and its commitment to environmental issues. I learned most of my Microsoft Windows applications on the job.
Management pretty much taught us the basics and expected us to grasp the job, organize our time, and multi-task on our own initiative.
Workplace culture was that of a bureaucracy. Office Support Staff, were expected to cover the front desk at all times, so we took lunch and breaks separately and had little time to socialize.
Hardest part was learning intricate procedures like tracking supplies, supplies, balancing campground reservations, and processing travel requests. I learned my Windows skills on the job as no in-house training was not provided (I also took college courses to get up to speed).
Most enjoyable part of the job was in customer relations.
Steady work with benefits.
Not much chance to socialize.