I have been working at San Francisco 49ers (More than a year)
You get to be a part of many cool events. Having the extra cash from a part time job is nice too. Playmakers do get cool gifts sometimes in relation to the event your working. There also are several part time events going on that you are allowed to work on a first come first serve basis. Great for some extra cash whenever you feel the need, and the jobs are very easy. Your direct supervisors are usually good people, and the people you work with are very pleasant and happy. We have a very nice locker and break room to use during events as well. Full time 49ers employees in general do treat you well personally face to face. It's not uncommon to see Jed and Prague who in general are nice to us.
Zero flexibility in scheduling with very strict policies that are elementary in the way they are delivered. This especially goes for uniform standards. Some jobs are way harder than others and all pay is the same. In some cases it makes part timers feel like 2nd class citizens. Security also seems to think we're a threat to the safety of the performers when in the back during certain shows. Another example of this is the petty playmaker food service that they charge us for (seriously?). I mean, we have 13 million of cap room we're not spending this year. Can we get some love? Everything at Levi's also costs and arm and a leg. This means our guests have very high expectations of the service we provide. Also, Security lines with the strict NFL bag policy (no control over this) have many fans in a sour mood when they first approach you. Let's not get into how they often run out as well. Guests also will take our their frustrations on you directly about any issue with the event or stadium. Since the stadium is still brand new, many policies are shots in the dark and change from event to event. Eventually we will figure it out like a well oiled machine, but often timed we find our the hard way if things work or do not. Stadium well doccumented, is very warm for most day events. You'll find yourself in the sun a lot, with uniforms that clearly we're not designed for this climate. Also being part time you'll be asked questions by guests you don't know the answers to ( sorry i dont know the menu of every concession stand here)
Advice to Management
Make the 49ers feel like a family again. I hear from so many fellow playmakers who long for the days at Candlestick. Not surprising our fans often say the same things! Stop talking down to us in regards to strict "no fun zone" policies. If we are having fun. and in a good mood, our guests will no matter if we win or lose! Go to the SAP center for Giants game and notice how their ushers act and behave. They're is a noticeable balance between being professional and adding to the fun, friendly atmosphere.
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