All work and no time for personal life
Recreation Manager (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 13 March 2016
Working in this position demands that you give up most of your social life as you are on call 5-6 days a week, 7am -10pm. With this job you are constantly dealing with angry patrons and incompetent employees on a daily basis leading to a high stress work life.
A typical day consists of someone not showing up to work at 7am, and having property managers calling angrily. I'd have to drive out in rush hour traffic to open the site, all the while trying to find someone willing to work that shift. Most of the time people weren't found and you'd be stuck working the shift while having all sorts of managerial tasks pilling up.
When an employee makes a mistake, you are the one that ends up getting most of the blame as you are their superior, also for the most part the employees are sub-par leftover guards that are not qualified to work at the city pools.
Friendly HR department, Good professional experience
Long Hours, No bonuses, Unrealistic work expectations