Love of Outdoors Required
Crew Leader and IT guy (Former Employee) – Forest, VA – June 4, 2018
I enjoyed the work. I like being outdoors, in the sun. And there was a lot of that. We travelled to sites throughout central Virginia and set up tents, and the like, for parties and weddings.
The work was hard, at times very hard, and I liked that aspect also. I had a small team that worked under me, and I always made it my job to give solid direction. The other team leader did not care as much as I did about his team, or their performance. That made communication difficult, at times.
The management there does not have much experience with growth conversations, or mid year reviews. So, self-improvement is a challenge when no coaching is provided.
The group gets along for the most part, so my work days were always filled with humorous banter. Nearly everyone there has been working there for ever, and that made the team feel like family.
The Store Owner cares deeply about the success of the business and is very generous each year around Christmastime. He also helped any way he could throughout the year if he discovered someone was struggling financially, or the like.
working in the sun, discounts/wholesale costs
poor leadership, poor guidance