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Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
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  1.  

    great pay, awesome part time job

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    Former Employee - Referee in Irmo, SC
    Former Employee - Referee in Irmo, SC

    I worked at Irmo Chapin Recreation

    Pros

    the job was pretty independent: little supervision, better pay than most hourly jobs, flexible with taking time off, friendly and great co-workers. Training is paid and is at your pace. Perfect job for a student just looking for part time work.

    Cons

    The number of hours you can take on is limited. Once in a while you get unpleasant coaches and parents, but not too often.

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  2.  

    Great Work Environment

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    Former Employee - Front Desk in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Front Desk in Columbia, SC

    I worked at Irmo Chapin Recreation part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The people you work with are some of the mot fun, nice, and easy going people. They make work fun.

    Cons

    Some challanges of the job include dealing with angry customers and the pay could be a little better for the work you do.

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  3.  

    Not as much as it's cracked up to be, but still a decent place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irmo, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irmo, SC

    I worked at Irmo Chapin Recreation

    Pros

    Pay is fairly decent for a part time job, especially once you've been there a while and been given a role with a little more responsibility.

    Cons

    The summer camp is not run as well as it appears to be. Many of the camp counselors prefer to let the kids do whatever they want instead of engaging them in activities. Field trips are not designed to be fun for all grade levels. There is NO way for counselors to penalize students who misbehave, don't participate, or show disrespect. Basically, punishment is to sit out for an activity, which is what the non-participating child wants to do anyway. Counselors are forced to work outside their normal work schedule on many days. The younger counselors do not establish boundaries with older campers. There is not a lot of oversight for counselors. Regardless of what may be scheduled, counselors often do whatever they feel like doing as long as they do it out of sight of the supervisors. There is no plan for rainy days - that leads to stacking kids in the auditorium watching the same movies that they've seen all summer. Children with health issues, such as diabetes, are put under the supervision of an 18 year old counselor with no special training, except a 30 minute general first aid discussion at the beginning of the summer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have teachers experienced with each grade level plan the activities for the kids, not the park rangers who may not know how to work with each grade level. The same activity will not work for a five year, a ten year old, and a fifteen year old. Try to hire older men and women who have experience with children and save the 17 and 18 year olds for junior counselors.

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