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    Fun staff, good people. Fun at work for the most part


    The pay would be reasonable if the hours could exceed 25-30 hours a week. I have no idea what my union pay goes to. I was hired on being told union pay comes out if you work over 35 hours a week. My first staff training it went down to 25 hours a week and now we pay the union if we work more than 21 hours a week. When I say the union... I really have no idea what is being talked of. This union is a mystery body. A coworker asked if we we're unionized and an upper management supervisor running the training responded with No. So where is this money going to..... Questioning the employers knowledge, and the city of Guelph secrecy. 12.10 to guard and 12.72 to teach up to 5 children an hour and not getting paid for report cards is kind of sucky. Im told we get paid for the report cards but it has yet to show up on a paystub. Seriously never want to take another report card home to do on my personal time again. If I were a teacher making 40000-60000+ a year then it would be okay. Same goes for making lesson plans on my personal time. I love the work overall just not the half I don't get paid to do.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open, provide better hours, and cut off at the standard 40 hours a week if you don't want to pay for overtime. Saying you can only work a maximum of 35 hours a week doesn't work.

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    Administrative - Summer Contract Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at City of Guelph (Guelph, ON (Canada)) in February 2010.


    Panel of 2 managers with basic interview questions. Strengths, Weaknesses, instances where you have shown leadership, solved problem etc. HR hiring manager is not usually present for summer contract position interviews. Was not interviewed for the summers afterwards that I worked in the same position.

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    • If you were asked to do something that you did not want to do how would you deal with it?   Answer Question


    I started well above minimum wage, so the negotiation process did not occur

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