Assistant (Former Employee), Kitchener, Ontario – July 30, 2014
Pros: everything you can think of, gets you out of the house, friendly staff
It was easy to get along with the other other employees. Everyone was treated equal, and it was a nice place to work at with many areas to be employed in. To be employed by Kitchener Parks and Recreation is just like you would imagine it to be, and it feels so awesome just like as if you were a member of a club or when your just there in general, it – more... makes you feel good about yourself. – less
Arena Attendant (Former Employee), Kitchener, ON – January 22, 2014
Pros: easy, fun job
Cons: low pay and not very challenging.
I would open the building around 5:30 am. Check and make sure the ice had been resurfaced. If not I would resurface it. I would then check and see if the dressing rooms are cleaned. I would clean the bathrooms and clean up any garbage lying around along with emptying the garbage cans. People would then be assigned dressing rooms and keys. The water – more... pressure readings must be taken every two hours and equipment must be checked and constantly maintained. Cash was handled for rentals and stock updated. Security of the building was involved on a daily basis and customer complaints were taken care of. Maintenance of the landscape surrounding the building in winter and summer was required. I learned about how to handle people and deal with various ages and personalities. I also learned how to operate machinery of various sorts and how to resurface the ice properly to keep it safe and operational. Management was friendly and listened well to complaints. Staff were fun to work with and always helpful. The hardest part of the job irregularity of shifts. he most enjoyable part of my job was driving the ice resurfacer and working with my colleagues. – less