Director of Information Technology (Former Employee) – Noblesville, IN 46060 – November 20, 2017
Insurance and time-off benefits are great. Best part of job was interacting with end-user who truly appreciated the hands-on mentoring. The hardest part of my job was making the elected officials happy. They all thought that their request was the most important and I was left with prioritizing them Budget constraints were sometimes an issue when trying to maintain state of the art systems.
I am a poll worker and I do it during election season. It is a great place to work and meet people seasonally. It has it's moments when its fast paced and you have to be efficient in getting people in and out.
Common core has brought high standards, and coaches dictate the smallest aspects of lesson plans, even to experienced teachers with Masters' degrees. Burnout and disillusionment runs high, because most teachers work incredibly hard without recognition.
Everyone is ready to start the day. My supervisor is exceptional in that she takes control immediately as soon as she gets in the office. I start the day making sure that messages are retrieved from the phone. Newspapers are picked up. Emails answered and late filing done. The hardest part of the job is to make sure you know where everyone in the department is. The most enjoyable part of the job is helping others and being a team player.
Monotony, no challenges, and lack of opportunity for growth.
Recycling Specialist (Current Employee) – Hamilton County, TN – August 31, 2016
I thoroughly enjoy working with the county. Everyone from management to regular personnel are great to interact with. Management is very accommodating and makes work more pleasurable. I gave compensation the lowest star only because I am part time employee and do not receive benefits...not sure what is offered. As far as job advancement is concerned....I surely hope that I will advance.
Cook/Dishwasher (Former Employee) – Syracuse, KS – February 5, 2016
Preparing food for the residents and hospital patients. How to a variety of different foods, like bland diets, diabetic foods, for examples. We had fun while working together and had pleasant talks with each other. Saying good bye because I lost my home, Talking with the residents.
School age child care (Former Employee) – Hixson, TN – November 3, 2015
I would get to work about 245 and get all the games and video games out. then at 315 we would go get the children and take roll call then have snack then it was homework then outside activities til six.
Behind the curve with style of management and compensation
Director of Operations (Current Employee) – Noblesville, IN – August 31, 2013
Each day started with checking and responding to important e-mail. Investigated complaints from public safety agencies. Worked with vendors to coordinate repairs, upgrades, and new installations of equipment. Attended meetings with various public safety representatives, and political leaders of the communities in Hamilton County.
Developed good communication skills and the ability to make presentations in front of groups. Gained knowledge in budget management for a department with nearly a 7 million dollar budget. Experienced the opportunity to manage a large staff of diverse personalities and job skills.
As a government employee, the management oversight is the Board of Commissioners. They have a limited knowledge about how each department functions, and decisions are influenced by political pressure. This managerial structure makes it difficult to make changes and receive approval for expenditures. It is difficult to get the necessary resources to perform effectively.
The administrative team functions well as a team, however there is some division among the different squads of employees. Establishing a teamwork environment for 60 employees is a major challenge. As a newly consolidated center, it was staffed by employees of the 3 dispatch centers in Hamilton County, and several employees from dispatch centers in the regional area. Merging a large group of people from various centers has proven challenging.
The most challenging part of the job as an administrator is trying to convey to a group of politicians what the needs of the department are and to obtainmore... the needed funding. The political representatives from each community in the county are responsible for paying a percentage of the budget for the department. Everyone is concerned about being conservative with spending, which becomes a barrier to provide the necessary resources to the dispatch center. Most politicians do not truly understand the nature of the job of a 9-1-1 dispatcher, so they fail to understand the needs.
The most rewarding aspect of the job is the ability to help other people and make a difference in the lives of employees and citizens. There are many instances where bad things happen to people and there is nothing that we can do to help, but there are other times where we get the opportunity to intervene and make a significant difference in someones life. It is always personally rewarding to be supportive of my staff. When my primary responsibility was to answer calls in dispatch, it was always rewarding to be able to provide assistance, support, and compassion to people in need.less