Interesting place to work.
Groundskeeper/Traffic Aid (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – May 31, 2012
I was still in high school while employed at the zoo & it was my first job so enjoyed it as a experience as an employer. At the zoo I had many duties I was first a groundskeeper, where I was assigned a area of the zoo to maintain I keep clean for the entire day. A typical day a work was OK minus the hot summer days where I had to stand outside all day which can became exhausting, but other than that the day went by very fast & I manged to complete my task I was assigned. My co-workers where allot older then me, some of them where retirees who worked just weekends, others where the everyday, I got along with them very well we joked, talked & made sure the day went by as stress free as possible.
I also worked as a Traffic Aid after I decided to try something different & leave grounds-keeping. While a Traffic Aid, I was assigned a parking lot in the zoo (there's 4 of them) I had to manage that parking lot all day. I made sure there was no traffic jams in the lot, no suspicious behavior, & made sure everybody had a parking space before letting others in. If the lot was full I would send them to a another parking lot that has spaces throughout the zoo. Just like grounds-keeping, the hardest part was the hot weather other than that everything was good
free lunches, tips, zoo disounts
weather, rude customers