Junior Graphic Designer (Former Employee) – Whitby, ON – 5 December 2017
A typical day at work is discussing the tasks that are at hand for the day. During the discussion we create a time chart to make sure we stay onto of the projects we receive.
Few things I learned about the job was it is a multitasking line of work, a lot can overlap but, you will get through it fine!
My boss was very nice and understood that with this job it does have some challenges to meet clients needs in a productive and timely manner as she was willing to help any step of the way.
The hardest part about the job was leaving the company once time was up, it was an amazing group of partners which continue to inspire me through my career!
The most enjoyable part of the job is to see that after all the hard work you put into the final concept, the client is happy and joyful which makes me want to continue having more people feel like that through this type of career.
Social environment with helpful partners!
The hardest part about the job was leaving the company
Theater Technician (Current Employee) – Ajax, ON – 5 October 2017
Responsible for meeting all the permit holders needs and requests. This may include setup and tear down, setting up microphones, running the lighting system, running any audio or anything else the permit holder requests.
Special Education Assistant (Current Employee) – Whitby, ON – 17 May 2017
You're very busy. You learn about the needs and the differences between all special need children. No one is a like. Every Admin staff is different, each work on their own rules to accommodate you when needed. Workplace is good, it is mostly an all women environment. Days can be long and tiring if you've had a rough day with a child that is having a rough day. Best thing is seeing a child succeed.
Do not get paid enough for what we are expected to do.
Working for the Durham District School board as a tutor was super fun. The staff was great, and everything was well organized. I had a great time tutoring the kids, and felt a lot of satisfaction. I would recommend this job to University students who are looking for a summer job, and are willing to tutor.
Elementary School Teacher (Former Employee) – Whitby, ON – 13 April 2017
Being a teacher was the best job a person could ask for and I don't regret a single day. I've learned more in my job as a teacher than in most things. As long as you are prepared to teach with lessons and back up plans, you will be ready for almost anything.
It's not always easy and the trick is to adapt to any surroundings and possibilities. However the most enjoyable part and most satisfaction is seeing a student understand what is taught, especially the most challenging ones.
the end of the school year when the student graduates.
the challenging ones that purposely choose to make it difficult for the teacher.
LUNCH ROOM SUPERVISOR (Current Employee) – Ajax, ON – 7 July 2016
A typical day at work consisted of observing and supervising grades one to eight during lunch time. My coworkers as well as management were polite and friendly and easy to get along with. I enjoyed working here.
If you are a visible minority you will feel alone here
Clerical Work (Current Employee) – Whitby, ON – 8 April 2016
I was interviewed by a group of people who do not represent the community at large. I was shocked when I received the job because I was unrepresented in the interview process. Once in, I feel isolated and alone and I have received some comments that separate me from others based on my ethnicity. The DDSB employees and higher level management do not reflect the students that they are working for, which I find disheartening. I think more visible minority students would feel comfortable reaching out to the employees if they were more representative of their uniqueness. Albeit, the employees are very kind and friendly and I enjoyed my time here. I kind of felt that a lot of the staff is unhappy but just working to get their pension, which is unfortunate. I would rather work for a company that I am happy to be there and make a difference, not just looking for security in retirement.
casual Fridays and summer Fridays
A lot of changes within a year, overpaid management and underpaid casuals, no ability to work from home.
Occasional Classroom Teacher (Current Employee) – Pickering, ON – 22 March 2016
A typical day starts at 5:00 am, while I wait by my phone to receive a call for the day. I can teach from Kindergarten to Grade.12 therefore, I can work at an elementary school, junior school or highschool. Once I receive the call with information about grade, location and school I hop in my car, turn on my GPS and I am on my way. When I arrive, I sign in at the Main Office, where they give me information about my classroom, students and other key information that will help me have a smooth transition for the day. Once, I get to my classroom, I read the lesson plans for the day and start organization what needs to be done to ensure success for the students. At the end of the day, I leave detailed notes for the regular classroom teacher, such as what we completed, students behaviour, and any other special notes that the teacher might need to know for the following days.
Theatre Technician (Current Employee) – Whitby, ON – 9 March 2016
You would come in early before the permit is set to start. Introduce yourself to the permit holder, ask for any specific requests such as, extra mics, cables, extention cords and etc. I learned more about myself and what i am capable of doing. I also learned a lot about sound and lighting and a lot of it came from my co-workers.