By The Hampton Herald Staff
In honor of Administrative Professionals Day, our Hampton Herald Staff interviewed Mrs. Williams who works in the front office at Hampton.
Staff: Do any of your family or friends have the same job?
Mrs. Williams: I do have friends in the same position in other Baltimore County Schools. I don’t have any family, but my sister would like to get a job with Baltimore County Public Schools.
Staff: How many hours do you work each week?
Mrs. Williams: In the week I work 37 hours. I also work about 10 hours at home a week.
Staff: Can your job be frustrating sometimes?
Mrs. Williams: Sometimes, yes. It can get a little busy and hectic. Sometimes people aren’t polite, but we just have to handle that.
STAFF: Do you have any problems?
Mrs.Williams: Being Diplomatic with parents and handling many crises that come up throughout the school day
STAFF: What are your hobbies
Mrs. Williams: I like to go shopping. And to the beach
Staff: What are some challenges?
Mrs. Williams: Some challenges are people (kids and parents) yelling at me. If they’re having a bad day at school or work they take their anger out on me.
Staff: Do you have any other jobs outside of working at Hampton?
Mrs. Williams: No, this is my only job, and it is my 7th year here.
Staff: Did you ever work anywhere else?
Mrs. Williams: No. I went to college and worked for a few years after college, but after I had kids, I didn’t work. My kids got to high school and that’s when I decided I wanted to get a job. I decided that I wanted to come here and work. Mrs. Kaiser was nice enough to hire me.
Staff: Do you have to work during breaks or the summer?
Mrs. Williams: No, every break that the students get off, I get off. If you guys have a snow day or any other break, I’m off too.
Staff: Do you have to work on the weekend?
Mrs. Williams: No, I have the same school schedule as you do, but I sometimes do work on the weekends because I have a device now.
Staff: Do you ever have tech issues?
Mrs. Williams: Yes, and when I do, Mrs. Dyer is our tech liaison. If she can’t fix it, I have to go through tech support.
Staff: What is your daily schedule like?
Mrs. Williams We greet the children, I take care of all the kids who come in late. I take the lunch count. I handle the stuff for Team, which is for kids with special learning needs.
Staff: Do you like your job?
Mrs. Williams: I love this job. It’s like coming to the castle.
Staff: Do you ever feel like you don’t want to do it?
Mrs. Williams: I think we all have days like that, but they are few and far between.