Positive and Challenging Work Environment
Administrative Assistant, Musician (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 24 August 2016
My unit is the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, situated in Moss Park Armoury in Toronto. My unit offers a positive and stimulating atmosphere and the management offers its members with a wide array of auxiliary positions.
My usual day as a military musician begins with rehearsing with the band and always listening intently to leadership. I also do administrative duties, which involve writing contracts and paying our civilian members. I also provide aid for members who require assistance in their own administrative issues, as well as informing them of reimbursement opportunities. My co-workers are friendly, optimistic, and social. We have formed a close bond throughout the years.
The most difficult part of the job is handling new situations and new locations. Our concerts/parades are often in different parts of the city and we always have to adapt to any challenges that arise from being in an unfamiliar environment. Occasionally, we have soldier qualifications to complete or renew, which often teaches me to adapt to both physically and mentally challenging situations. In these instances, I focus on maintaining a strong bond with my colleagues and we thrive to work through issues together.
Strong sense of comradery
Unpredictable Work Schedule