Long hours, never a dull moment
Helpdesk Analyst (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 1 May 2017
You have to put in a lot of hours, even beyond that is normally expected. I was pulled into doing the transition from the Grand Villa Casino from Baccarat. It was an 8 month contract. Typical IT work. I was not involved in the intricate details of the planning process. Help was needed in the whole transition, and I had done what I was supposed to do. There was a lot of coordination between vendors, suppliers, and contractors. In the end the Grand Villa Casino was a success in terms of getting the IT completed. I enjoyed working with Thomas who was my supervisor. He was very involved in the whole transition. Before the opening on September, I was pretty burnt out in travelling back and forth from the casinos. I can't really complain, due to the fact that this was a temporary position. During this whole endevour I learned to provide a good plan and plan for alternative options. The casino life is a bit different than what is to be expected.The fun part is seeing the patrons roaming around with smiles across their faces and mesmerized by the atmosphere. The most difficult part is to maintain proper timelines to ensure the opening was a success.
Environment is exciting and new, can get discounts on food, always on the run
Loud (all you hear is noises, bells, slot machines, laughter etc, but this should be expected).