Started Promising, Took a Nosedive.
Pros: the satisfaction of helping customers.
Cons: poor management, hard to get help without an active supervisor or trained team.
I started my job at Wild Adventures with much enthusiasm and confidence, with a strong team beside me. We would typically run the fairground and carnival games in the theme park and provide assistance to customers as they appeared to need help and direction. If there was one thing to complain about the job itself, it was the lack of a supervisor. The one we had over us was rarely there at all, and wasn't keen to interact with and build a rapport with any of us to help strengthen the team and the work experience. This was especially frustrating when we needed to contact people to fix a mechanical problem with a game or had to deal with getting more change, as the supervisor was almost never available for assistance.
To add insult to injury, as time went on, the team grew smaller and smaller as all of the other team member eventually got fired or quit. I was one of the last people left who worked regularly by around the time I quit, and by that point, the company was slow to hire replacement team members and basically filled the other spots in the team temporarily. The temporary workers were poorly trained, if they were trained at all, and often my attempts to work were interrupted by needing to assist them because there was no supervisor available at the time. Eventually the stress of having to work in this way as well as the diminishing work conditions and the low pay for the time I put in and the long commute between work and home, I felt I needed to quit immediately.
If there was anything I enjoyed from the job, it was the atmosphere of teamwork earlier on and interacting with the customers. It was enjoyable to watch a family have fun playing a game I was running and to provide assistance whenever the customers needed it. The problem, though, is I would never want to have to put up with poor management like that ever again.