Cleaner of Boardwalk- it was an extremely physically stressful job but with group benefit insurance plan which I appreciated very much.
Pros: on meetings we had free lunches- boardwalk
Cons: we worked overtime if needed, especially on peak season and was compensated to the allowable overtime rate: boardwalk
Cleaner at Boardwalk, it was an extremely hard physical job and the rate of compensation was a bit less worth of the job. Before we immigrants arrived at that time, in that company, the vacant suites were cleaned by 5 people/suite and to be done by three days. Every site they assigned 5 cleaners comprising of 3 big building apartments. After we arrived, – more... the policy changed. We were required to clean the vacant evicted suites for 8 hours with one or two people to work on it. And that's together with our maintenance to clean the hallways and stairwells at the same time in a day for two people assigned in a site with three big building apartments to cope up. The only thing that made me happy was my good review every 6 months and the increase that goes with it after. During meetings with free lunches, I managed well to socialized with co-workers which created moments of fun time or sometimes mobile activities with other co-workers which lightened the burden of our duties. And my supervisor too was a very nice gentle lady. That's why, during my employment with the company, I rated it at 3.9 star on one of the annual survey at a Boardwalk meeting. Because of the group benefit insurance plan they gave to us. I appreciated it very much. I thought I could stay in that company until retirement.
But later on I realized, I made a mistake, I should have rated it to 2.5 star. Because of the intensity of the stress related work I had in that company; it leaded me to several illnesses such as stomach troubles, blood pressure always on the rise in spite of multiple medications and caused me diabetic type 2. Thus prompted me to quit. It took me a year to recover and I thanked God for that struggling journey of my life. My blood pressure slowed down, my sugar regulated normally and from doctor's advice I was required to take low degree of medication. Then I upgrade myself. I went back to school to study Office Assistant-legal major program just to know about the basic law specially on legal rights, labor laws here in Canada and office procedural duties at the same time. And now I feel great and back on my real self again. My brain is still working good just as the old times when I was at a young age. Though I admit there is only a slight or slim difference. Lesson learned is when you are not happy with the job, quit before it destroys yourself either physically or emotionally. – less