Pros: getting to work with others closely
Already people waiting in the office that have critical needs. Enroll new students, try
to get them into classes, enter their information into computer, and request additional
information from previous school.
The phone rings every 5 minutes with simple requests that take my time until 10:00
My boss calls and lets me know he has a meeting in another town, could I get a report off his desk, scan it and send it to his phone?
Finally I can check my email and review the stack of work left from yesterday.
I start on report for School Board, respond to a request for state reports on
attendance and teacher time in classroom, and organize a new time schedule
that meets state requirements and community requests.
Post information to the school website
My boss returns from his meeting – he needs me to contact several people
for a meeting tomorrow.
Lunch at my desk, while answering the phone and working on my to-do list.
Cover another administrative assistant’s post so they can talk with angry parents.
Look through the stack of un-filed papers for a recent report of student achievement,
find it, remember what I named it on the computer, edit it with new information and
submit to the boss.
Co-worker asks me to help organize a retirement party for a supervisor – she really means
will I arrange a time and place, make a list of invitees, prepare and mail invitations and get
prices from the caterer. She will handle the program.
Review my to-do list and see several projects that had to be completed today. I Work until
5:30 to complete them and vow to be better organized tomorrow.
co-workers are nice to have, especially if they have a nice warm personality.
i think the hardest part of the job is making sure you don't do anything that's unprofessional.
the most enjoyable part of is working with a good team, and delivering a perfect service to customers.