The board treats you terriblyFellow teachers are nice, but the administration and the board office specifically makes sure that you never get the support you need. They will wring you dry and then throw you out and find someone new that hasn't burnt out well. I hear other boards treat their employees much better and fight them less on acknowleding teaching experience from other boards/countries. Go to a different board if you can.
Library Clerk in Kitchener, ON
If you aren't a teacher, you will not be respectedWRDSB does not pay their support staff a living wage. They slash hours without our unions' permission. The only benefit of working there is that it's possible to move up the pay scale by taking on other jobs as they always try to hire within -- the issue is these people aren't qualified for their positions and it creates constant board-wide issues. IT for example is a joke, full of older individuals with 0 formal IT training. If you're specifically in a Library or Secretary position, God bless you. The Secretaries are so overworked, with teachers, parents, and even admin looking to THEM when the board doesn't give us coherent information. The library clerks work so hard doing their best to make library a fun and magical time for the kids, but all of a sudden all of our hours got slashed (right when libraries are finally fully open to kids?) The wage alone isn't enough, only having 25 hours of work is killing us.
Support staff in Galt, ON
Great dedicated team of staff.I worked there for 10 plus years. Obviously it's nice having summers off, but as a support worker, it is unpaid. They offer supports for those in need, but it isn't always easy to navigate the website and/or access these supports.
Lab Assistant in Kitchener, ON
Easy going and chill environmentI just worked as a lab assistant at my highschool as a student part time job. It was a good way to make some easy money on the side. Just set up some science labs and took them down for the day after school.
Educational Assistant in Waterloo, ON
Good job, good pension, good hours. As an educational Assistant I wish they gave us full-time hours.Good job, good pension, good hours. As an educational Assistant I wish they gave us full-time hours. A lot of behaviour work that you work with. Can be a very rewarding job.