My Jobs included, teaching cadets, managing supplies and dealing with administrative issues.
Pros: the work was intrinsically rewarding.
Cons: was expected to dedicate a large amount of time outside of working hours.
My day at work depended on which position I was filling.
As an administrator, I was in charge of the files of 120 cadets. This included keeping track of their attendance, making sure that they were up to date with their expenses and handling the writing of memo's and alerts which required a specific format
As a supply officer, I was in charge of fitting ordering and distributing uniforms as well as being in charge of all supplies outside of uniforms.
As a divisional officer, I was in charge of leading and teaching my cadets about naval tradition past and current as well as maintaining their well-being and handling any issues they bring up in and outside the unit.
I've learned a large amount of administrative skills, how to communicate and deal with youth; in summary, both qualitative and quantitative skills.
I was expected to take on management duties in regards to the youth that were in my division. This meant assigning them work, following up and doing performance reviews.
I worked very well with my co-workers and have learnt as a result of the military setting, how to work in a cooperative environment to a high level.
The hardest part of the job was making sure that everyone under me was receiving a good experience; this meant devoting a large amount of my time outside of work to the maintenance and well-being of my subordinates.
Seeing the results of my work through my cadets was the best part of work, knowing that they are thriving and are happy makes me happy.