Cook/Teacher (Female, Age 50) in Rural Retreat, NY

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitleCook/Teacher
Salary$12,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week40
Company Size(not answered)
LocationRural Retreat, NY
Years Experience4 years

Career Ratings

Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)

Years in Career0
Education(not answered)
Income Rating0 / 10
Interest Rating0 / 10
Work-Life Rating0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating0 / 10

Table of Contents

Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
private daycare with approximately 50 kids

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
cook breakfast, lunch and snack – watch kids

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
1 week paid vacation, 9 paid holidays

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
under

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
yes, like mostly

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Yes

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
daycare in small shopping center

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 7
Benefits: 4
Hours: 1
Co-Workers: 2
Supervisors: 6
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 3
The Actual Work: 5

A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8amleave home at 7 to drive 25 miles to work at 7:30, watch kids until 8
8am to 9am8 to 8:20 cook breakfast 8:20 to 9 watch kids feed them breakfast
9am to 10amclean up kitchen, give everyone breaks, get ready for lunch
10am to 11amcook lunch
11am to 12pmserve lunch between 11:15 and 11:45, clean up kitchen
12pm to 1pmbreak teacher in baby room
1pm to 2pmbreak teacher in older kids room
2pm to 3pmfix snack, serve snack, clean up kitchen
3pm to 4pm3 to 3:30 watch babies, leave at 3:30 – drive home
4pm to 5pmhome
5pm to 6pmhome
6pm to 7pmhome
7pm to 8pmhome
8pm to 9pmhome
9pm to 10pmhome
10pm to 11pmhome
11pm to 12amhome

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
newspaper

What was the application process?
submitted resume, interview

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
yes, one interview

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
when I could start

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
no

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
was a cook

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
n/a

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
apply

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
be able to cook, like children

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
no

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
think again, don’t do it

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
no

What are your current career goals?
plan to go back to school

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
no

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

TitleLengthSalaryDescription
Prior Job 1cook2yrs7.34 hrworked in school cafeteria
Prior Job 2cook2yrs5.4o hrcooked

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:4

GPASchoolDegree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)

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