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  • Summer & Part Time Year Round Staff

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    Current Employee - Pool Manager
    Current Employee - Pool Manager

    I have been working at Columbia Association part-time (More than 8 years)

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    Summer: Good Job to have in HS, Always there for you, as long as you do your job you have one, & you make your own schedule PT Year-round: Consistency in shifts is nice, The facilities each have their own culture which one can identify with, pay rate is slightly higher than outdoors


    Summer: Hours and travel can be sporadic since guards may shift around to fill holes (but Columbia is small enough), often a bit disorganized with pool management and admin staff in terms of communication and action, Some Admins need to move on. Indoors: A bit more difficult to find subs sometimes, monotony, & if you aren't enthused with who you are working with, you're still stuck.

    Advice to Management

    To the individual who just rated before, shirts and our uniform help maintain a professional image. We are not a community pool, we are an association, so it just looks nicer. However, the main reason is so guards do not get sun related cancer, it's UV protection. Also, the pay is generally above minimum wage, and in the summer and winter, hours depend on your availability. If your hours "suck," it's probably because your availability sucks as well. I do think that management ebbs and flows very often (in summer management is comprised of college aged individuals, who generally move on to other things afterwords). The Admins are the admins of CA Aquatics. Some of the admins need to move on to switch things around. It's time for some fresh faces and new ideas with he changing times. Some people shouldn't be in their positions, but it's difficult to make those changes when the individual has become a part of the "family". However, for good outdoor pool managers, either an EXTREME payhike or some incentive such as an admin status summer position needs to be made to incentivize the good managers to stay. Too much movement out of the positions lead to instability and leave people less comfortable with the administration and managers.

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Headquarters Columbia, MD
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1965
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Business Services
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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