- February 2019
Truck Crops Branch
Years in Position: 24
Years at MSU: 30
Administrative Assistant Janie Taylor knows how to “do it all” after three decades of work at MSU. Her responsibilities at the Truck Crops Branch Experiment Station in Copiah County include monitoring and checking out credit card charges, handling new-hire paperwork, advising how to purchase necessary office supplies and even working on the copier.
“Routinely, I pay the bills, monitor purchasing, and reconcile account balances,” Janie said. “I enjoy working with the people in my office, whether that is assisting them with finding and purchasing supplies they need or helping them gather information they need for a project.”
Janie’s smile brightens her office, as she loves meeting new people and spending time with the friends she has found in her co-workers.
“One of my favorite things about working at my job are the many friends I have made over the years,” Janie said.
She said her job requires a lot of focus because the responsibilities of her position are so broad and vital to her office.
“I have discovered new strengths, developed them and built upon them,” Janie said. “I think it helps tremendously to have an attitude of service to others; it is rewarding to be able to be someone’s ‘right-hand-man’ in helping them accomplish a task.”
When she is not spending time with her family, Janie is very involved with her church and its music program as well as in numerous community music events. She also likes to relax by reading and going for walks outside with her husband.