Very diverse and varied activities make day go quickly
Secretary to Principal (Former Employee) – West Des Moines, IA – October 8, 2013
Work day included greeting parents and students starting with the morning attendance. The morning also consisted of checking in substitute teachers and making sure absentee teachers were covered in the classroom. Once these things were done the routine consisted of accounting, purchasing, inventory and maintenance of the office equipment. Telephone customer service was a big part of the daily routine as well as servicing the needs of the staff. Co-workers were varied but in this environment most are very positive and caring individuals. The most enjoyable part of the job was the variety it offered and the hardest part of the job was in handling upset parents or students. Management is different in this environment because the actions of the building staff is controlled by policies outside the building - you simply adapt to the rules and regulations of the district.
Variety, fast paced-time goes quickly
No breaks were taken - time sometimes went too quickly