Productive workplace with numerous projects always in progress.
LEAD VOCATIONAL TECHNICIAN (Former Employee) – McFarland, CA – August 31, 2015
Very flexible work schedule and hours with highly supportive supervisory staff. Many opportunities to gain experience and develop proficiency. However, this work environment was not by design; it was crafted into being by the workers. A typical day at work, depending on the day of the week, entailed: initial inventory of tools; tool check-out; watering of lawns, plants and gardens; attending to any maintenance issues; securing supplies from warehouse; performing clerical duties on office computer; delegating housekeeping tasks. I learned: how to garden, how to landscape, how to pour concrete, how to apply epoxy-shield to concrete, how to build wooden walk-ways, how to maintain a tool inventory, a working theory behind the EPA 608 refrigeration guidelines. Supervisory staff was very supportive; management was not. My co-workers were a tremendous asset to the daily completion of tasks and benchmarks for on-going projects. The hardest part of the job was the low pay. the most enjoyable part of the job was the gardening aspect.
Fruit and vegetable garden, numerous hands-on projects, supervisory staff.
Lack of budgeting by administration; strict limits on essential supplies; too much red tape.