Love the job, hated the management
Court Clerk and Court Reporter (Former Employee) – Thunder Bay, ON – 27 August 2018
I worked as a clerk and court reporter, mainly in Superior Court.
I absolutely loved this job, it was a little challenging but rewarding. Management in my location was terrible though, as was opportunity for growth. I was permanent part time, with unreliable hours, and it's hard to live like that. Some weeks I would have 6 hours, some I would have 38.
I didn't get benefits or vacations.
I did get a lot of valuable office experience, and I learned a lot about our justice system.
The hourly rate of pay was pretty decent, if you could get full time hours.
There were cons, such as road trips to small surrounding cities to hold court. These were irritating and a lot of set up and take down.
A new different challenge and situation every day
No guaranteed hours, no benefits, union largely ineffective