Volunteer (Current Employee) – Markham, ON – February 3, 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.
Volunteer as teacher assitant (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – November 3, 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
Building Inspection Coordinator (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – July 7, 2015
• Authorized application status • Coordinated field staff for building inspections • Prepared monthly performance reports • Coordinated with inspectors regarding residents building inspection complaints.
Fun and productive working place at Angus Glen Community Center as a Lifeguard/Swim Instructor
INSTRUCTOR, LIFEGUARD (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – March 10, 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 – January 24, 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.
Assistant (Current Employee) – Markham, ON – September 9, 2014
A typical day at work was going out and volunteering for different city councillors. I would canvass, and go door to door. My co-workers were nice. The management was good. Nothing hard. But the most enjoyable part was talking to different people
Non stressful job(s) with a very friendly environment
Lifeguard (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – July 10, 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
Productive and Safe Workplace, Awful Social Environment
Lifeguard/Swim Instructor (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – January 10, 2014
As a lifeguard, I would arrive 15 minutes early, ready myself in uniform with first-aid supplies and would go through 15 minute rotations (with a break of the same amount of time every hour) throughout my lifeguarding shift. The pool and deck would then be cleared of ropes and toys, as well as closed and locked before all employees left. Here, I first started developing lifeguarding and teaching skills, such as how to make lessons fun and safe, as well as proper patron surveillance and first-aid techniques. The senior management was largely supportive and helpful, but the junior management and co-workers were not. They would be largely critical and disrespectful, and would make any new employees such as myself feel as they did not belong and were terrible at their jobs. This made the hardest part coming to and preparing for work, and the best part leaving it at the end of the day.
supportive supervisors and senior management team
disrespectful junior supervisors and staff members
Program Instructor - Contract (Current Employee) – Markham, ON – August 4, 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.
Senior Caregiver (Current Employee) – City of markham – August 13, 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.