Walker (Former Employee) – Waco, TX – December 30, 2018
• Expected to clock in on time, wouldn't let you clock in early. • I learned that I need to stand up for myself more in the work environment. • The management was not the best. I was once working in the kitchen one night and the manager noticed human feces on the floor towards the skating rink. Instead of getting someone who was working in that area, the manager decided to pick the person based on a game of "noes-goes". I was the last to do it and was told that I needed to clean up the feces, even though I was the only person working the kitchen at that time. • If you were new to the workplace then you were not included. The people who work there have worked there for years and have a close bond. One other girl and I applied around the same time and she decided to quit because she was not treated respectfully by certain workers because she was newer. • The hardest part of the job was working with the other employees and the managers. I felt very disrespected a lot of the time that I was working at Skate World. I was belittled, bullied, and not treated as a human being. • The most enjoyable part of Skate World was the customers. A lot of families came to Skate World and tended to be very friendly with the employees. There were a handful of customers that I can say we're not too pleasant to deal with, but overall I enjoyed the customers.
Skate Guard (Former Employee) – Wichita Falls, TX – March 23, 2018
This was a family own business I work for my uncle and auntie they’ve own the busines for years and I was always there so they hired me to work there when I got the age I was a body guard at the age 12 and work in the kitchen and the skate floor
Snack Bar Cashier (Former Employee) – Tallahassee, FL – May 20, 2017
I got fired from this job because I accidentally brought alcohol to work and an underage employees went through my bag, drank the alcohol, and then told the manager I have it to get. They fired me and kept her around.
Show up. Set up (if necessary). Get the snackbar ready for the shift. Greet customers as they come in. As soon as everyone is in, sound off the nightly rules for patrons. Clean up after customers as the day goes on. Coordinate games for the customers to make it fun. After session is over, clean up rink.
What I learned:
How to communicate with and handle large crowds of people.
Main boss very nostalgic. Not open for improving rink. Not open for opening rink during the week.
Hardest part of job:
Scraping gum off the carpet. Seldom dealing with rude customers.
Crew member (Current Employee) – Hillsboro, OR – April 11, 2014
I loved working at the rollerskating rink. A typical day at work is running around cleaning, restock, and customer service. The crew got along pretty well for such a job and I learned a lot of skills working here. The hardest part was the fact that It couldn't stay opened, I would have loved to work my way up at skateworld.