All in a grad student's day....
Graduate Assistant (Former Employee) – Bloomington, IN – November 5, 2018
At I.U., it usually was a day filled with running here and there over hill and dale, and there is more hill than dale. A lot of time was spent in the library with research writing/editing, and there also were duties involving teaching and attending classes. I learned that I really did not want to work in academia mostly because of the existence of systemic problems. Management probably was typical of most state educational institutions. The workplace was interesting in that there were a lot of different cultures for interaction and learning. Meeting new people usually was fun, and of course, the recreation and sports opportunities were wonderful. I think the hardest part of the job was that work must be your focus. Home, family, and leisure take a backseat. A lot of time and effort are required. The most enjoyable part of the job was the college atmosphere, including the variety of things to do and the people you could meet.
Fills your life with learning and new people.
You probably will need a break.