Tonight I have a different shift than normal again. I am working 12pm-8pm. It is very slow and I am bored!! I tried to find things to keep myself occupied. Last week when I worked this shift I made labels, but now I am stuck. I asked for some more hanging files, but the woman in charge of supplies hasn’t had time to find me some, so I can’t finish that project. I tried looking myself for them, but I have no idea where they could be. It’s not something that is in a rush to be completed, but it would still be nice to have it done!
There are two students writing their exams right now. My job is a proctor. I give the students their test and monitor them while they are writing. We have a TV we can watch them on, and windows into the room. I don’t need to be in the room with them. I write down the time they start and stop, how many pages I have given them, and if they are using a computer I put the computer number into our scheduling system in case we need to go back to check something later.
Some students write make-up exams they missed in class, some are from other colleges or institutions, and some have accommodations like extra time. There are computer based exams and paper based. It’s pretty interesting. During the day it is busier. My normal shift is from 7:45am-3:45pm. I am only doing this shift because the girl who normally does it took a holiday. I have yet to take a day off since I started this job. I don’t know when I would want to book a holiday.
I do like this job better than the one I had before. I liked that job too, there was other stuff going on that stressed me out. There are still stresses and irritations here, but it is a lot better. I don’t know if I would do this forever, nor what I would rather do, but it is good for now!!