Arena Attendant (Former Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 22 January 2014
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 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.