I've learned that Yosemite National Park is very diverse. People come from all over the world to experience the beauty and serenity of the park.
The hardest part of the job is dealing with people that are under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
You have to depend on your fellow co-workers for back up when called to situations you aren't comfortable handling alone. A lot of the calls we receive are vague from our dispatch department. You aren't sure what the nature of the call is until you are on site dealing with the issues at hand.
The hardest part of the job is the housing. You have to live in housing which is a dorm style room. The kitchen is community style and has to be shared with many different people.
Its lonely on top of the mountain. I enjoy working 10 hour days and have Saturday, Sunday and Mondays. I attend church on Sunday and it took me 2 1/2 years to gain seniority so I could receive Sundays off.
We are presently going through a bid cycle. I work for Delaware North and Aarmark is taking over. We are going from 25 security personnel to 5. I am leaving the park and moving to Modesto to find a job to fit my needs and desires. I'm ready to start over and not live in such an isolated area.