A typical day at work - I recorded at least 2 two-hour sessions at work,having 2 volunteer readers reading articles from newspapers or magazines which were, after they had been processed, sent to blind or partially sighted subscribers in various formats. I or one of the volunteers selected the articles in advance. I also had to phone to get volunteers for the various sessions as the regular readers were not always available. I filled in at reception if needed eg. sorting post, answering the telephone, greeting visitors, data input.
What you learned - I was learning about the various technical sides of recording using Adobe Audition. I was also learning about Word and Excel during my other duties.
Management - I was always managed well even in stressful situations, eg. if several people were off ill or papers had not arrived.
Your co-workers - I got on very well with all my paid colleagues. However, sometimes the volunteers had their own ideas about how to run a session.
The hardest part of the job - Sometimes it was hard to complete the recording session within the allocated time slot eg. if readers made a lot of mistakes during their reading or there was some technical problem.
The most enjoyable part of the job - Learning different things when recording various articles and choosing the articles beforehand. Working with the various volunteers.