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Fast Paced, Enjoyable
General Helper (Former Employee), Toronto,ONSeptember 25, 2013
Pros: good team of staff
Cons: retail is not my type of work
Good workplace, I enjoyed working with the good people there, it gave me good knowledge of what goes on behind the scenes of this type of store. I enjoyed moving things around and feeling important and that I made a difference in my community. My day at work was short, (volunteer position) , putting away stock sorting stock, ensuring stores cleanliness.
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Providing gentle care
Health Care Aide (Former Employee), Brandon, MBSeptember 25, 2013
As a health care aide with Salvation army, I would help my elders with their every day routines such as getting up, using the washroom, bathing, shaving, getting dressed and all the other basic necessities that my elders needed. From this type of work I learned that patience is the key to getting all tasks done, even if its not on time. The hardest – more... part of my jobs was not getting emotionally attached to my elders. The most enjoyable part was receiving hugs, smiles and words of thanks from my elders for taking care of them. – less
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amazing people
Sorter Reciever (Current Employee), courtenaySeptember 22, 2013
I spent two years as health and safety, the benefits have always been valuable. Every experience has enriched my life
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Believe in their overall mission.
Store Manager (Current Employee), Edmonton, ABSeptember 16, 2013
Pros: good benefit plan, great overall causes
Cons: low pay, ever-increasing tasks and responsibilities.
Managers required to wear various hats. Minimal training to start off.
HR (hiring, corrections, coaching, training, schedules, payroll). Numerous reports and statistics,
Annual/Monthly Budget planning, implementing, tracking and projections
Cash procedures including opening, closing, inventory reports, guest services, production monitoring, establishing – more... guidelines and standards. Overseeing donor services.
Day consists of high energy non-stop activities.
As a non-profit, pay scale is quite low.
Best experience was Leadership Intensive Training course.
There was no aspect of my job I didn't like, but found several of the roles should have been a separate position (HR, Budget, CSR) – less
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Fun and exciting.
Receptionist (Former Employee), Toronto, ONSeptember 9, 2013
Pros: i got the chance to help people on the most important day of their life.
Cons: i used to dislike, if i couldn't help a person when he/she really needed our help.
I had lots of fun working in this organization with my co-workers and my manager. I had fun helping people by giving them Christmas hamper and seeing them smile.
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PRODUCTIVE AND FUN
Aged and disable support worker (Former Employee), MontrĂ©al, QCSeptember 8, 2013
THE SORT OF PLACE YOU CAN'T WAIT TO GET THERE, AND YOU CAN'T HELP TO FEEL GREAT AT THE END OF YOUR SHIFT JUST BECAUSE YOU MADE POSITIVE CONTRIBUTION TO SOMEONE'S LIFE.
I LEARNT SOME THING NEW EVERY TIME I WAS THERE SOME FROM CLIENTS OTHERS FROM CO/WORKERS AND MANAGEMENT.
THE HARDEST PART OF THE JOB IS TO BE EXPOSED TO THE CRUELTY OF AGEING OR THE PHYSICAL, – more... MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL SUFFERING THAT THEY BATTLE BRAVELY IN DAILY BASES AND THE ONLY THING I OFFER IS ADMIRATION EMPATHY, AND WORMS.
THE MOST ENJOYABLE PART OF JOB IS WHEN I PUT SMILE ON CLIENT'S FACE. – less
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Volunteer Work
Volunteer (Former Employee), Chatham-Kent, ONSeptember 6, 2013
Pros: friendly environment
Knowing that your helping the community.
Great place to volunteer.
Friendly people to work with.
Great environment.
Get to meet new people.
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job was good job i enjoyed it most days
Store Clerk (Former Employee), Fort Erie, ONAugust 29, 2013
Pros: i got along with my boss great
Cons: it was only a cashier job
it was a good job i worked there for about 7 days after i moved from Toronto i enjoyed but i wasn't something i want to do for ever so i went back to school to do something else.
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Interesting place to work which helps support those in need
Store Clerk (Former Employee), Mitchell, ONAugust 23, 2013
Pros: benefit program, employee discount, assisting customers
Cons: heavy lifting of donations and moving furniture, dirty work environment
Donations arrive at all hours day and night. So first thing in the morning after opening the store you bring in the donations to start sorting items. The day is split into shifts so if you are on Cash first thing you would start putting clothing or items out on the shelf. The person that isn't on cash first helps with these tasks and then goes to sort – more... items and prices items for the following day. While in this position I learned to process customers as well as identify there needs. Because of the nature of this job while prices are suggested it is a judgement call when pricing items so everyone has different ideas on what to price things. The hardest part of the job was sorting through the donations which even though people figured there donations were great useful items. The most enjoyable part of this job was assisting customers as well as creating interesting displays – less
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Amazing Workplace with friendly outgoing workers
Volunteer (Former Employee), Winnipeg, MBAugust 20, 2013
Volunteering at the Salvation Army was a great experience for me, everyone i worked with welcomed me with opened arms. i was treated as if i worked there for years. a typical day working at the Salvation Army involved lots of helping with customers and organizing clothes, putting them away, pricing items and etc. it was very busy and very fast paced – more... which is good because you never got bored! the management there was amazing, the co-workers were also amazing. the job wasn't that hard, i enjoyed it a lot. i enjoyed being able to help the customers find items that they wanted, i love helping people so working at the Salvation Army was a great experience. – less
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nice easy going place to work at
Receptionist (Former Employee), Vernon, BCAugust 18, 2013
Pros: doning something with my tme
Cons: not getting paid
it is a great place but it just did not pay the bills. it is the food bank. a nice easy gong place to work at and the boss is great.
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fun work place with common room, exercise room and dinning room
Janitorial/ housekeeping (Current Employee), Edmonton, ABAugust 12, 2013
Pros: free foods
Cons: nothing
My work is night shift from 11pm to 7:30 am. I learned to speak nice and good to all the resident and make friends with them. I have to manage my time of doing noisy work for the residents not be disturbed. I love team work so i listened and make suggestion to my co-worker. The hardest part of the job is when nobody helps and you do all the jobs. So – more... its very enjoyable when somebody helps or works with in order to finish job easily. – less
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Productive workplace of many different jobs to handle
Volunteer (Former Employee), Brampton, ONAugust 7, 2013
Pros: flexible job positions
The job is to either handle clothing at the back by sorting the type of clothing or handling incoming clothing donations and transferring them to the designated areas, or to handle clothing in the store by sorting out the clothing with expired tags from the ones with valid tags. The volunteer opportunity gave me the experience of working under pressure, – more... and under multiple supervisors. The management was very friendly, understanding and generous. The co-workers were quite helpful as well. The hardest part of the job was when the job you were given gets too repetitive. But the most enjoyable part was when that happens, you could go talk to your supervisor and they appoint you with another job. – less
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Great people
Volunteer (Former Employee), VernonAugust 2, 2013
Did lots of things to help out the less fortunate, felt good to help people.
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Working at Salvation Army makes me feel good because they help a lot of needy people and I'm part of it
Store Associate (Current Employee), Calgary, ABAugust 2, 2013
Pros: we get 25% off on our purchases
Cons: we get less but more responsibilities
A typical day at work is to make sure the sales area is clean and tidy, customer service, multi-task to meet the quota for the day. I have learned how to deal with other people and be patient enough to customers that are not easy to please. The management is good especially our manager. She's so approachable. You will never feel like she's the manager – more... of the store because she mingles and works with us but we respect her as our manager. I don't like my other co-workers because they tend to be more bossy than our manager. I find multitasking is the hardest part of the job especially when we're lack of staff. You'll be everywhere in the store and do everything to meet the quota. What I enjoy most on my job is you can get good staffs at a lower price. – less
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Rewarding position in a fast-paced facility.
LEAD RESIDENTIAL CARE WORKER (Current Employee), Toronto, ONJuly 30, 2013
Pros: helping people from self harm.
Cons: seeing individuals harm themselves.
I help individuals rehabilitate from substance addiction coupled with mental health issues. This position primarily is inter-personal relationship building coupled with business administration. It is extremely fast-paced and rewarding. I never sit down and am always working on a task at every moment of each shift and I love it.
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looking for a job
Volunteer (Current Employee), fraser streetJuly 29, 2013
i am volunteering at the salvation army and i love to work with them ,they are friendly and very nice people .
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Good people to work with
Kettle Worker (Former Employee), London, ONJuly 27, 2013
Pros: smiles
Cons: long hours
I enjoyed and loved the opportunity to help needy children. It was really nice and comforting to see them so happy at Christmas time.
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Salvation Army
Cashier, Sorter, Customer Service (Former Employee), Charlottetown, PEJuly 17, 2013
Pros: discount
Cons: alot of stock.
I found working for the Salvation Army interesting. I liked it.
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A job where you feel you've made a difference,even for a moment, in an addicts life.
Addictions Support Worker (Former Employee), Edmonton, ABJuly 11, 2013
Pros: seeing the addict persona leave and the authentic person start to take control, little by little
Cons: working midnights, knowing a lot of people in sober living aren't ready and will relapse..
Typical day would be dispensing meds, finding out if any of the tenants are having a hard time coping and seeing if you can help them get through it. Keeping logs of all issues going on in apartment, doing random drug screens and ensuring the women are attending 12 step meetings, working and not falling back into old patterns. Co-workers were great. – more... A real team effort as we all wanted to see these women flourish and get out of their disease, especially for their children's sake.Hardest part was seeing young girls unable to let go of boyfriends who were unwilling to get help,knowing if they go back to them, they will relapse. Best part is when you are talking to a patient and you really see a light bulb turn on, and you know they are on their way to a new life because they just give up control and listen to others who have been where they are. – less

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