Pros: exercise, meet new people, learn and enhance everyday skills
Cons: stress, sometimes working out in the heat
A typical day as a recreational leader working for the City of Tallahassee Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs is always interesting and enjoyable. Everyday you learn something new, whether its about the kids or if its about how to be a better person. I couldn't have asked for a better staff to work aside with. We are truly like a family. Everyone was always willing to lend a helping hand. The hardest part about the job was learning how to cope with the everyday stress. Working outside everyday during the summer wasn't always easy. Not to mention that each counselor was responsible for about 20 kids everyday. Besides all of that, the most enjoyable part of the job was interacting with the children, staff and most importantly their family members. Seeing so many smiles and being able to help people really makes you feel good about yourself.