Program Instructor - Contract (Current Employee) – Markham, ON – 4 August 2013
As a program instructor, I have the freedom of creating my own programs for the participants. The most enjoyable part of the job is working with and learning from people with diverse work backgrounds all of whom have an invested interest in community and recreation. The hardest part of this job is the hours. Because programs are regimented on an 8 - 10 week cycle, there are month long breaks in between which makes the hours inconsistent.
Camp Counselor (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – 6 February 2017
At camp, I learned about working with children and youth. I learned the camp environment is to create a positive and safe place for campers. I enjoyed getting to know each camper and learn about their interests. I am a kid as heart!
Program Instructor (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – 13 July 2016
A typical day at work here would involve intensive set up, depending on the program you teach. In particular to mine, over excessive, unpaid 2-3 hours of work was needed. I learned that connections and strong relationships need to be built in order to have your voice heard in the workplace.
Swim Instructor (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – 25 June 2016
The City of Markham is great place to work for anyone who is in need of a job. Whether you are 14 years old or 40 years old, The City of Markham makes you feel comfortable even on your first day. This friendly work environment continues to be exhibited every time you show up.
Contact Centre Representative (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – 12 February 2016
Typical day at work is answering high volumes of inbound calls from residents in respect to city services. Decent part time job with excellent pay and somewhat flexible schedule - not guaranteed hours/ hours fluctuate. Biggest issue is there is minimal to absolutely no growth, especially in the contact centre... You can jump around to other departments on assignment, but you most likely will have to come back unless you have education/experience for the specific role/field. The atmosphere is decent, but the department lacks true morale.
Management is decent but not the best, and some management needs to be replaced in my opinion. Overall, the opportunity is not bad as a side job ONLY and DON'T expect much.
Volunteer as teacher assitant (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – 3 November 2015
I went in to help a French teacher for a couple of days. I learned how to make proper day plans and how to manage my time properly. The French teacher taught me everything with how to mark tests, use photocopier, make booklets etc... The hardest part of the job was learning how to use new technologies but was soon overcome with practice. The best part of the volunteer experience was that I got experience with what I would like to do in the future.
Being able to see how my future would look and be like
Fun and productive working place at Angus Glen Community Center as a Lifeguard/Swim Instructor
INSTRUCTOR, LIFEGUARD (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – 10 March 2015
Great working experience, along with a great working environment. As a lifeguard and swim instructor I would teach young students the proper techniques of swimming, and life saving skills. I also promoted safety through my lifeguarding shifts. The management and co-workers were extremely nice and cooperative, making the job a much more enjoyable one to work at. The most gratifying part of the job would be seeing the kids I taught enjoy the world of swimming, and the sense of pride they get when achieving their goals.
Aquatic Shift Supervisor (Current Employee) – Markham, ON – 24 January 2015
Working for the City of Markham has enable to develop multiple skills such as communications, working in a team environments, leadership skills, and ability to react in an effective manner in unforeseen circumstances. As a City of Markham employee we must at all times ensure the safety and concerns of all patrons that walk into any one of our facilities. We must always be providing excellent customer service as well as upholding and maintaining a professional image. Working at City of Markham facilities we are constantly asked to perform under pressure and fast pace environment which can create an enjoyable challenge.
Volunteer (Current Employee) – Markham, ON – 3 February 2014
A typical day at work at the Markham Museum was always full of fun. From hilarious jokes made by other staff to something silly a child attending camp would do. Working here I have learned how to deal with people, for example when a child is upset and how to make situations lighter. The co-workers are all super fun and friednly, no discrimination what so ever.
Senior Caregiver (Current Employee) – City of markham – 13 August 2012
Everyone worked hard did not complain and had good teamwork skills and multi-tasking skills and communication skills together. I learned it is hard to keep everyone happy and yourself included, the hardest part of the job was lifting some of the tires some of which were heavy. The most enjoyable part of the job was talking to the co-workers.
Building Inspection Coordinator (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – 7 July 2015
• Authorized application status • Coordinated field staff for building inspections • Prepared monthly performance reports • Coordinated with inspectors regarding residents building inspection complaints.
Non stressful job(s) with a very friendly environment
Lifeguard (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – 10 July 2014
Overall a very good experience. Learned to effectively handle with customer inquiries both at front desk and as swimming instructor, along with building critical thinking and teamwork skills as a lifeguard. Would definitely come back.
Friendly environment, non stressful, Free food, good pay