Room Attendant (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – September 26, 2014
Pros: plesant work environment
Cons: no job security for students / unpredictable hours
This was a great job at first. The management was super nice, HR was super nice, and everyone got along very well and helped out when needed.
However, hours are based on occupancy, so as a part time employee, one week I would have 40 hours, and the next I would have 5 hours, and this would happen consistently.
When I was hired I informed the management that I would be returning to school in 3 months, which they told me was not a problem. 3 days before my 3 month probation was to be up, I was let go because I no longer had full availability due to my school schedule.
Way to mislead me that I had job security. The students who you do see working there are all interns that are full time and unpaid. Very few are hired upon completion of their internships.
Be wary if you are a summer hire. It may only be for summer.
Also, as a p/t employee, I paid $1.50/hour to the union, however I received no union protection (as I was under 3 months) and I received no benefits. There is no opt-out option for paying union fees, it comes directly off your pay stub.