Cons: no benefits for full timers except if your in the management position
Working for the city is ok except there always short on money. so they cut corners every where. Even though i was full time. I was never offered any benefits nor overtime. typical 8 hr work day and since its a goverment body you have holidays off.
maint wrk 1 (Former Employee), Lancaster, CA – August 23, 2012
Pros: outside work and inside one was there own boss
Cons: extreme weather
prepare tools and plan and organize for days work depend on location at parks open clean restrooms get pre schools ready clean park trash and vandlism prepare ballfields at city hall clean offices carpet restroom at activty bldg prepare auditorium ongoing repair of bldg and grounds the job was interesting and always different
Peace Officer - Under PC 832 (Current Employee), Lancaster, CA – July 23, 2012
Pros: people i work with and people in the community.
Cons: dealing with rude and disrespectful people.
A typical day would consist of getting vechile and equipments for the shift including : shift report, keys, radio, and vechile for the shift. Patrol all City of Lancaster facilities and provide safety and security. I was responsible to ensuring that all park facilities were closed and secured. I learned to deal with people and provide customer service. – more... The management staff was and has always been supportive. The hardest thing about the job, is sometimes dealing with rude and angry citizens in the community. The most enjoyable is helping and assisting others.. – less
Recreation Leader II (Former Employee), Lancaster, CA – June 9, 2012
Pros: my co workers
Cons: no benefits
A typical day starts at around 3:00 pm. The Rec Leaders set up snacks for the children who get out at around 3:15 pm. The children eat their snacks and then it is academic time. From around 3:45pm to 4:30pm is homework time, where the children are able to get some or all of their homework done. I am there to help them with their studies. 4:30-5 pm is – more... academic time, where we play academic games, read or write depending on the day. 5-6 pm is recreation time where we either do arts and crafts or play outdoor games. I learned that children, no matter what age, love and need acceptance, inspiration and a well done for their effort. The management was very supportive and helpful and my co-workers were great. There was no real difficult part of the job, however, the most challenging was finding ways to aid the different personalities in their specific needs; which was also the most rewarding and enjoyable part. Finding new and interesting ways to challenge the children academically was very fulfilling. – less