Stores Clerk I (Male, Age 57) in Rochester, NY

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Current Job

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Job TitleStores Clerk I
Salary
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week37.5
Company Size(not answered)
LocationRochester, NY
Years Experience9 years

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Years in Career0
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Income Rating0 / 10
Interest Rating0 / 10
Work-Life Rating0 / 10
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Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
State of New York

Rochester Psychiatric Center

state run psych center with approx. 400 employees and 400 patients.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
The facility takes care of acute psychiatric patients. As a clerk my job is to receive all goods and distribute them to appropriate departments. This includes stationary supplies, food,food utensils,medical supplies, clothing, building supplies,automotive parts and tools, and all other goods used in maintaining the hospital.

We store goods that are to be used at a future time as well as maintain an inventory of office supplies. Basic equipment includes computers, faxes and pallet moving equipment.

We also focus on maintaining an accurate inventory.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
vaction and sick time accumulate every pay period. All major holidays are time off with pay and health benefits costs are low due to large membership due to state employee base.(statewide- as a group)

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

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
Yes work with many people. Also work with patients deemed capable of working away from ward.

I dont mind it although some peoples personalities cause problems. ( Other state employees)

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Yes

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.
A state run warehouse that has very few “frills”. It is cold in the winter and hot in the summer. The state spends money on certain projects( closed buildings getting air conditioning ) as apposed to fixing my work area with the same amenities

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

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
Took a test through the Civil Service system and got canvassed by the facility

What was the application process?
took a test and was # 3 on the hire list. Got offers from many state agencies. Got an offer close to where I live so I applied for it.

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

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.

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

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

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

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Check the civil service web page run by the state for test announcements. Focus on a certain type of occupation by going to school, i.e nursing, accounting( tax and finance) environmental issues etc.The more education prior to taking tests helps with career moves.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
lots of computer training and management skills either classes in management or Business Administration.

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
yes

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Maintain a good level of fairness and understanding of all types of employees. Stay away from politics.

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