During my time working at the Central Park Zoo location I was given very few hours, and not given anything that resembled a set schedule. Some days I would work just about 6 hours, and others 3 or 4. Having to leave after only a few hours is a waste of time to a adult who is trying to make ends meet. Carfare in NYC is high enough, and without enough pay to sustain that and other bills it is just a waste. Management tries to rule the staff with an iron fist. Therefore, the staff works with their head down, without energy or enthusiasm throughout the day. If you are lucky you may come across a cool coworker who will show you the ropes, but once management sees that you're enjoying yourself, they will berate you for the littlest thing that they did not train you properly to do. This job is for anyone under 25 without children or responsibility.