As experienced job-seekers (and regular readers at The Workplace) know, an interview is a two-way street. Just as it's important for the community to ask questions of candidates, it's also important for those candidates to have answers about key parts of the job. Sometimes the best answers come from the incumbents rather than the hiring managers (SE). So we're going to presumptuously ask some questions on behalf of candidates known and unknown.
Current moderators (and ex-moderators, if we have any), could you answer the following questions?
What do you love about the moderator job on The Workplace?
How do you spend your moderation time? Which tasks take the largest amounts of time? And roughly speaking, how much time do you spend on moderation tasks (not counting your "just plain user" time like asking and answering questions)?
What have been your biggest challenges as a moderator? Without revealing privileged information, can you talk about how you (personally and collectively) have addressed them?
Is there anything you're hoping the new moderators will do or change that you never quite got around to? What's on your "moderator wish list", and why is it important?
What advice do you have for somebody considering this job? What are the questions people should be asking but aren't?
This is a repeat from the same question asked back in 2014, asked anew because the site and perspectives might have changed in the five years since our graduation election.