Parks Coordinator - Utility 2 (Current Employee) – Winnipeg, Manitoba – 25 February 2013
Pros – The people are great - you really get to know the people you work with, and the potlucks are fun. The work is very interesting - you are responsible for quite a bit from the beginning. Hours are standard, which is great since there's no overtime
Cons – Bad/inefficient work flow/distribution. There's always a lot of work to be done, but the way it is distributed to employees needs to be fixed. There was a whole month that I basically had nothing to do, and days were pretty boring because you have very limited internet access
Green Team Member (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 24 October 2017
A typical day at work would be picking up garbage in the morning/ afternoon. I would then walk up Academy rd and weed the sidewalk/ flowerbeds. I would check in on shop workers and remove any glass from the sidewalk/road. I worked for 5 hours every day.
I learned how to appreciate nature more than I did before the job. I also learned about how much garbage id dropped every day.
The workplace was very helpful and positive for me.
The hardest part of the job was working outside when it was very hot and humid or when it was cold and rainy. On those days I could only do limited jobs.
The most enjoyable part of my job was being able to meet new people every day and become more confident.