Pros: receiving 187.5 hours of annual days per year, government shutting down for 2 weeks at christmas time, and great pay!
Cons: the huge project of converting the government wide filing system, difficult to wrap our heads around it
Work load varied on a day to day basis; some days you just take initiative and create projects to keep busy, other days, you may have numerous letters to edit/format. Every day, you used the mail log system to log in or log out mail.
I've been with the same department for 10 years and all my coworkers were great to work with.
The hardest part of the job was probably training a new Admin Assistant.
The most enjoyable part was the great staff and covering off for more than one Administrative Assistant at a time; sometimes, I was covering for 3 Administrative positions anywhere from 1 day to 1 week or more.