The City of Plano is dedicated to serving the citizens while providing value. There is the typical bureaucracy seen in a city government, of course, but for the most part politics stays out of the day-to-day business.
As a swim instructor, I have the pleasure to help others to become comfortable in and around a pool. Teaching water safety and swim strokes. I would demonstrate the the strokes and give feedback toward their progress.
My duties included teaching about four classes in my 3-1/2 hour shift. I learned a great deal about water safety, rescue and CPR. The most enjoyable part of my job was when a customer would learn how to swim and become comfortable in the water.
They are really heavy on knowing your skills, especially during the summer when a lot more people start going out into the pool. The employees are great but you need to understand just because you are a lifeguard doesn't mean it's not work.
I worked for and with many of the same employees for 25 years. The department was small when I first began working there, and grew each year I was there. The department was award winning and was a really fun place to work.
Wonderful staff and boss, good benefits, comp time off
Wish I could go back in time and convince myself not to take this job. I would have been better off staying at my previous dead end job. Although I was able to catch up on a few shows I was behind on, so I guess it's not all negative.
Applying for this internship was the best decision I've ever made. The people are kind,welcoming,and a great source of networking possibilities. They gave me a great project to work with---and I am forever thankful.
great pay, great experience, great people
there wasn't a full-time position open for what I was doing
management in the water department is horrible. people talk about people non stop and no one does anything. there are to many people working in the water department so most of the day you sit there & do nothing.
Management would have me work on an assigned project with detailed meeting with our PMO office to get specific details. I always had a timeline and always met my deadlines while bringing a project in at or under budget.
The hardest part of my job was unexpected project creep.
The most enjoyable part of my job was the technical challenges and being able to work with some of the finest people.
I have been fortunate to be able to meet and work with some of the brightest minds in the I.T. industry while being mentored and then helping other through my past experiences.
The job is ok, but some of the people that work there are not so much. The work is interesting once you get an understanding of the process. The training could be better, and asking for help usually turns into an ordeal with the lack of others wanting to assist with a question or an issue that might be out of the norm.