One of the worst experiences in 25 plus years of working
TRAINING OFFICER (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – December 21, 2015
This organization in Ottawa does not march to the corporate curriculum.They schedule lessons 15 minutes apart with no regards whatsoever for their driver/student safety.The owner runs the company from Florida and schedules gruelling schedules with little or no regard for driver fatigue.They do not pay you for the gap in time between students(travelling time) .They will charm you in the beginning and slowly manipulate your schedule to the point of sheer exhaustion.
In-Car & Classroom Driving Instructor (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – September 16, 2013
-Taught classroom driving theory in three of the school’s six locations, as well as at Colonel Bi high school as part of an eight week Driver’s Education program. -Presented Ministry of Transportation approved curriculums. -Used visual and kinesthetic demonstrations in order to teach students how to develop pro-active and safe driving habits. -Led students on group discussions about safe driving, adverse road conditions and the handling of emergencies. -Coached and corrected students on the various exercises and assignments to be done in the classroom and in their workbooks. -Wrote easy-to-read pamphlets for students in order to help them develop better visual skills, space cushioning habits, and techniques for communication with other road users. -Crafted props and other visual aids for demonstration purposes. -Graded theory tests, and signed-off on student workbooks once all assignments were completed. -Collected payments, and issued receipts to clients. -Made photocopies of students’ licenses for office use, and provided students with photocopies of their registrations. -Performing general upkeep of the classroom(s). Organizing paperwork and prepping the room for upcoming sessions, vacuuming and sweeping the floors, wiping down of work desks and taking out the garbage, etc. -Aided in the setting-up of new classroom locations. This included painting, moving and assembly of furniture, and other classroom equipment. This also included the hooking-up of computers, projectors, speakers, etc.
Very positive work environment. Most professional Instructor Training available world wide.
Owner/Director (Former Employee) – Thunder Bay, ON – November 5, 2012
At Young Drivers you interact with many skilled workers, office, sales, instruction while dealing with the public. Each client has a new story, special need or custom desire. I streeched my public relations skills, public presentation skills and learned the pitfalls of advertising. I took on a community leadership role with appointments to Community Boards such as Credit Unions and Crimestoppers. The hardest part of the job was accepting that an employee could not or would not follow policies, procedures and professional standards. Terminating employees is not a pleasant task. The most enjoyable part of this position was sharing with my peers at National and regional conventions and competitions. Young Drivers, at the time, conducted annual Young Driver's Rallies with up to 20 participants, all under 25, demonstrating their skills.