Was a very satisfying job that tested me daily.
Pros: great benefits, vacations and a feeling of community
Cons: too much work for one person, never able to finish one project and many hours of overtime per week
Working in Payroll was quite a challenge as we were always juggling many problems via e-mail, phone or in person. The nature of Payroll
is that any calls you receive are regarding problems so I was always putting out fires. Very little down time, extremely busy department as Concordia University has enlarged tremendously in the time I worked there but – more... the Payroll staff did not so there was always overtime to catch up on what you couldn't complete during the work day. Many calls from Service Canada verifying information that was on employee's Record of Employment that we provided.
I got along very well with my co-workers and still have contact with most.
Hardest part of the job was never being able to completely finish a job as there were many interruptions.
Most enjoyable part was being able to solve employee's question/problems.
Having worked at such a high pressured job for 36 years I am now looking for part time work that will challenge and teach me new things. – less