Law & Order
Administrators and managers
Various people were involved in management and administration.
- Spend day doing general administration,
including financial forecasts, and sending out newsletters.
- Answered calls, took queries, typed letters
and documents, faxed documents, filed documents, updated records etc.
- First one to work. Enter code on front
door, deactivate alarm system. Remove post from box inside front door and
sort it out. Upstairs to desk. Log onto computer (another code). Log onto
SSID (another code). Read emails. Answer emails. Laugh at joke email. Attend
admin. Meeting at 10.00am and take minutes. Items covered are mostly health
and safety. Colleagues worried about darkness of car parks in winter, broken
locks on windows, safety when taking money to the bank. Actions agreed to
remedy situation. Back to desk. More typing at computer. Then it's lunchtime.
Out into the sun . . . Back to work. Colleague comes into office I haven't
seen for some time. Spend a short time chatting and catching up on family
news. Back to computer. Very quiet in office - care managers either out on
visits or attending emergency planning session. Receive and send more emails.
Some phone calls but mostly emails. Home at 5.30.
- Arrived at Powys County Hall Llandrindod
Wells at 7.59 pm. I work in the Legal Department as a Legal Support Clerk,
our work station is on the first floor, switch on the computer, first job
is sorting, opening and delivering the mail to our department. . . . We open
all the Legal, Policy and mail addressed Powys County Council, we have 6 deliveries
a day, the morning is taken up with finding files, putting files away. At
about 11.15 every day I fill in the seal Register, this is Legal documents
which need the Powys Seal attached to them. Once I have written them in the
Register I take it down to the secretary of the Head of Legal for him to sign.
Once this has been done I return them to the Solicitors responsible for them.
. . . The afternoon was taken up with boxing old Brecon Borough Council Contracts
ready to be sent to Modern Records for storage.
- 8am and we have arrived after a 14 mile
journey. At our workstations we turn on our computers which allow us to communicate
with other colleagues across the Authority and the world! My colleague and
I act as legal filing and support clerks and are responsible for keeping the
legal files used by the Council's solicitors in order as well as those of
the Chief Executive Officer. She is one of the few female chief executives
in local government in the UK. We keep track of files and deeds on our databases
so that we know where they are filed and who has them and when. 2.00pm I helped
colleagues move files and books etc from the Head of legal services room as
work men had arrived to lay a new carpet! All his staff were away so we set
- Start work at veterinary surgery as practice
manager, bookkeeper, assist with small animals (cats, dogs, rabbits, hamsters)
telephone, reception, clients etc. all day until 6.45 - 7pm.
- The business is a company, owned by my
second son and managed by myself. We have wine bars, public houses and an
hotel. Recently I have reduced my hours and travel on Tuesdays and Thursdays,
spending Wednesday working from home doing the accounts on the computer. Today
was busy with mundane administrative matters; the new hotel managers are making
positive moves to improve the food, upgrade the facilities and attract more
customers. Our office secretary went to her first computer class to learn
how to operate Windows; Excel; databases; accounts packages et al. I left
the office just before 5pm, having worked through the lunch period, as usual.
- (Systems manager) Up early today, and by 5am I was outside
working on the new drain. By 6 the job was finished and, after feeding the
chickens, pig etc I went back inside to get ready for work. Drove to Hereford
where it was a busy day of office work and meetings, one in Worcester! Left
promptly at 5 and went home for dinner with the family. After bathing and
bedding the boys I moved the sheep, helped my wife with her report and caught
10 minutes of Man United performing in the Champions League. Time for bed
. . .