Green Team Member (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 24 October 2017
A typical day at work would be picking up garbage in the morning/ afternoon. I would then walk up Academy rd and weed the sidewalk/ flowerbeds. I would check in on shop workers and remove any glass from the sidewalk/road. I worked for 5 hours every day.
I learned how to appreciate nature more than I did before the job. I also learned about how much garbage id dropped every day.
The workplace was very helpful and positive for me.
The hardest part of the job was working outside when it was very hot and humid or when it was cold and rainy. On those days I could only do limited jobs.
The most enjoyable part of my job was being able to meet new people every day and become more confident.
Trainer/Supervisor (Former Employee) – 421 Osborne – 30 June 2018
I worked at Transit for 27 years. To enjoy the job you have to learn to just drive safe and be friendly. The scheduled time on a route are a guideline. Many factors interfere with being on time. A driver must relax,be composed and friendly under trying circumstances. I loved working here. Great coworkers. Loved interaction with 99% of the public. The 1% can create issues. Generally very supportive management. At least when I was there. The training used to be top notch. Friendly,relaxed, supportive. Split shifts take getting used to. But u can make them work to your benefit. If u like to drive and enjoy meeting all sorts of people I say go for it. Retire with a good pension and benefits. I loved it there.
Not stuck in an office. Meet interesting people
A very small percentage of the public, u can't please.
I worked in a drop in centre with Inner-City youth, but there wasn't much for us to do with them other than supervise. Most of the time the youth are either shooting hoops, watching a movie or just lounging around.