I was on the research side of the entomology lab, collecting specimens and removing wasp nests, and I loved it. I felt so incredible out in nature, dealing with what I enjoy most--bugs.
Sadly though, life with the City was not to be. As a seasonal position, you had to reapply every year, and HOPE you got in. I was lucky enough to be there 2 years, but by the third I had another job offer elsewhere and couldn't work there. When I reapplied the year after, they never responded to my application.
I've heard that things have changed much in the way of management and how the employment structure is set up, meaning different departments and job descriptions. I would definitely go back to this job in a heartbeat-- if only the City would ever mail me back.
early morning or later in the evening, no 9-5 day here.
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.