Hi, I’m Cody.
I’m currently a full-time student at university, and I work on the maintenance team with Green Ventures as a seasonal employee.
I’m a student first, and the demands of university are high. What I enjoy about working as a seasonal employee is that I can work as much as I want around my exam schedule, or I don’t have to work at all. They’re very flexible.
If you’re considering a job as a seasonal employee with the Green Ventures maintenance team, this is how my typical day looks:
I like to show up at the shop at 6:45 am to get the day started. We typically get our tools organized, equipment ready, and check the trucks to ensure they are ready for the day. The shop is located at 75 Howard Place in Kitchener, Ontario.
From the shop, we head to our first property of the day and get ready to tackle the maintenance list.
In the spring months, we focus primarily on bringing life back to our properties and making them beautiful again. Before the season begins, we have a few training days to make sure our teams are ready for the season. There is more emphasis on cleanup and prep in Spring, like edging garden beds, dethatching lawns, and mulching.
In the heat of the summer, our focus is more on maintaining the landscape. The maintenance crew looks after cutting grass, weeding, and trimming. It’s rewarding to see the impact of our efforts during the spring months – the landscapes are beautiful, and our properties truly stand out because of the team’s hard work!
We do a great job of being in constant communication to ensure we complete our tasks. If one team member needs help to finish, the team is ready to jump in to assist. We function well – the team is very diverse with different levels of experience. I’m always learning on this job. I play a lot of sports – this job helps me keep in amazing shape! I rarely have to go to the gym!
For the most part, we all get back to the shop around 4:30 or 5:00 to conclude the day. We end up hanging around and chatting with the other teams about how the day went and sharing our stories. Sometimes, we go for dinner together.
I know it sounds cliché, but this job feels like it’s a tight-knit family. I look forward to re-joining the team each summer because I have a blast. Green Ventures does an amazing job of welcoming me back each season.
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