Former member (Former Employee) – Sacramento, CA – August 8, 2016
I enjoyed working w/ the staff at my job site and loved the children. The job lossed the enjoyment when it became apparent that it was about the government funding, bottom line and NOT the kids. The meals are not worth the price that the families are charged or what most kids want to eat. This neighborhood has many kids that come to school hungry and would love to have a good breakfast and decent lunch on a regular basis. So much food was thrown away Daily while we had to turn kids down who asked for more because they were still hungry.TWUSD policy is no seconds.
Money Driven, not about their employers, THE CHILDREN
Sub- School Cafeteria (Former Employee) – McClellan, CA – July 26, 2016
I didn't do much learning. I prepared and served breakfast and lunch to children in K-12 grade. I worked at several different schools and, of course each school had a different kitchen manager and I did come across many different personalities, there were a couple of schools that I told my main supervisor I would rather not go back to and he honored that and completely understood.
Good school district to work for in a large metropolitan area
Teacher (Current Employee) – McClellan, CA – January 11, 2014
I work part time three days a week. The management lets me do my job and provides support as needed. I learned that it is important to know the learning styles of your students and to develop a caring relationship with each student. I found it helpful to make school meaningful and interesting for students. My co-workers are easy to get along with because we share similar responsibilities. The hardest part of the job is only being able to work part time with no benefits or opportunites for advancement. The most enjoyable part of the job is working one on one with each student using supplemental learning materials online.
Elementary Intervention Program Assistant (Former Employee) – Sacramento, CA – June 13, 2012
Its a good school district but I had to quit I was there for two months and I had THE HARDEST TIME trying to get my pay. Their HR dept made mistakes when entering my info and so everything went downhill from there. The staff is nice though.
Program Assistant (Current Employee) – Sacramento, CA – September 28, 2015
A typical day at work involves planning the kids days, looking over 80 children. Cleaning up after those children. I preform different activities through the three hours of work with the kids. Once the parents arrive to pick the children up, my day continues with clean up and prepping for the following days.
Cafeteria Worker - Substitute (Former Employee) – McClellan, CA – June 18, 2015
A typical work day is preparing and serving breakfast and lunch to K-12 students. I have learned patience and other languages thru working in a school where English is the second language. Only had a couple of schools where I didn't get along with management. I worked as a sub in the cafeteria so I worked at many schools. The hardest part of the job is working at a school one day and then having to move on. The most enjoyable part of the job is the students.
Substitute Custodian (Current Employee) – McClellan, CA – July 29, 2015
It's got it's hassles, but what job doesn't. It's the only job that is hiring in the area and it's decent pay. Though it's a thankless job and highly competitive with some serious office politics and workroom drama around every corner it's not too bad as long as you keep your name out of any of it. The coworkers are easy to get along with.
Food Service Worker (Former Employee) – Sacramento, CA – September 10, 2015
I learned a lot working for schools and how different programs work. Working and meeting new people everyday was great, definitely would help me with my customer service skills. The difficult part was waiting for a call at 5/6 am to see if you work that day or not, and missing a day of work was a point .
paraeducator (Former Employee) – Sacramento, CA – April 12, 2014
A typical day consists of working with students at different levels, reviewing homework or classwork, teaching new concepts, practicing clean area management and learning skills with students. I learned corrective behavior for children and basic math and english up to the high school level. Co-workers are friendly and open.
Spanish Bilingual Paraprofessional (Current Employee) – Sacramento, CA – July 26, 2013
A typical day starts at 8:50am to 3:00pm. During these times, I would be teaching, re-teaching, or pre-teaching subjects dealing with phonemic awareness, math, or science. The most enjoyable part of my job was working with students and seeing the joy of learning through their eyes. Once the student understood the material, one can see a sparkle of knowledge in their eyes. Dealing with my co-workers was pleasant since they respected me and my ideas.
Cafeteria Aide (Former Employee) – Rio Linda, CA – October 10, 2013
I worked for two periods at school. I went from a classroom environment to the school cafeteria with all the cafeteria workers. It was so much fun. Positive attitudes, smiles, positive criticism, and loads of laughter. Hardest part of the job was short amount of time to get everything ready. Most enjoyable part of the job was the co-workers, the friendships made, serving my fellow students, and the relaxation of a private lunch.
sub custodian (Current Employee) – North Highlands, CA – September 1, 2013
as a sub custodian i would sometimes work 12 hours shifts ,also would open the school up.Open gates,bathrooms and i would start my day as cleaning bathrooms classrooms that needed to be done for that day,and start in cafeteria then wait til lunch time came and would dump trash daily and sweep and mop ,my co workers were my best trainers and supervisor and their wasn't nothing hard about my job i enjoyed it very much
Although the district is corrupt I enjoy working with the youth of the future.
Substitute Instructional Para educator (Current Employee) – North Highlands, CA – May 6, 2014
As a substitute every day is a different structure unless you are in a long-term subbing job. A para educator assumes many different job roles in special education including but not limited too: Mild/Moderate, Moderate/Severe, Emotionally disturbed, Orthopedically Impaired. A general day consists of assisting in the education and overseeing of the students. I have learned a variety of skills from this job but mainly I have mastered patience for the diversity of youth, parents, and co workers. Co workers generally are not fond of subs especially in regards to my age. With that being said, I do my hardest to excel in my work ethics and help out all I can so I may me asked to come back because substituting is an on call job. That is probably the hardest part of the job because I am not fond of the negative energy attached to the thoughts of subs and always having to prove my worth. At my current long-term job now, I enjoy the environment from the children to the teachers I work with. My current job has been one of the most rewarding experiences as a sub so far.
the variety of people i meet
on-call, paid once a month, constantly having to show that i am worthy of respect