also, what's a typical day like for a pa? expectations?
It depends on the day (order or no) but here's my general day on an order day;
-Check message boards, on Wednesdays check market reports.
-Check the FDC cut reports.
-Cull, complete TPCs, SDA, work 7:30 Pulls
-Complete any closing e-mail tasks.
-Complete BR Consumables cleaning.
-Call LOD for up and ready.
-After lunch, start order. Depending on the time of year, this can take as little as an hour to 2 hours.
-Work on auto-fills.
These are the normal tasks, but being a CA you have to identify other things that come up and to be an acting leader for the area when your CTL isn't around. Good luck to you!