University of British Columbia
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University of British Columbia Employee Review

Job Satisfaction Depends on Co-workers

4.0
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25 April 2020
While it is hard to balance your work life and the rest of your life because you live where you work, when you have great co-workers the job is amazing! However, if your co-workers are less passionate about community-building or do not want to bond as much, the job can be draining without much benefit. But definitely would recommend being a Residence Advisor to all as it can provide you with a sense of belonging on such a large campus.
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