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Oakland County Government

Parks Worker

May - August 2019 • Clarkston, MI

What I liked

I loved the connections I made with other staff members.

What I wish was different

Better organization from management.

Advice

Bring something to do as there are long morning shifts.
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Nature Center Attendant

May - August 2019 • Independence Township, MI

What I liked

I liked working with my coworkers, and working with other people from the parks department, not only the Wint nature Center staff.

What I wish was different

Nothing, I loved this summer job.

Advice

Take advantage of tasks they offer you to do! Like leading outreaches, it was really fun.
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Business Clerk

May - August 2018 • Pontiac, MI

What I liked

I enjoyed the opportunity to work in the Courthouse; I was exposed to many day to day operations that I wouldn’t have been exposed to in other jobs.

What I wish was different

I wish there had been a larger variety in my responsibilities; my employers kept telling me they’d train me in new areas, but it never happened.

Advice

It’s a good place to get exposure to the government, but it’s difficult to get hired. Try to do a ride along and get to know officers and sheriffs, and you’ll have someone on the inside for a good recommendation.
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Park helper

May - August 2018 • Clarkston, MI

What I liked

I enjoyed working for the Oakland County Parks and learning how to drive different maintenance vehicles and about how our parks function.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Job Placement Coordinator

September 2017 • Pontiac, MI

What I liked

Wonderful people to work with. My boss is one of the best bosses I've ever worked with. She has helped me tremendously with learning to become a better coordinator. Overall atmosphere is very friendly.

What I wish was different

I wished that there would be an internship position directly in the Human Resources department, since I'm majoring in HRD.

Advice

I would recommend to network and be open to any opportunity that comes his/her way.
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Deputy Sheriff

December 2014 • Pontiac, MI

What I liked

The opportunities for advancement and special units feels almost endless.

What I wish was different

I wish we worked 12 hour shifts instead of 8.

Advice

Always listen and do what is asked of you, never complain and never seem ungrateful. There is always someone else who wants your job. Never become complacent with your work duties.
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Lab Technician

May - August 2017 • Pontiac, MI

What I liked

My coworkers and boss were so friendly. I felt like we were a family. Also I learned a variety of useful techniques for water quality.

What I wish was different

Honestly I wouldn't wish anything different.

Advice

Find an efficient way to run the tests and stick with it!
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Lifeguard

June 2017 - August 2018 • Waterford Township, MI

What I liked

I liked that everyone worked as a team and nobody was left out.

What I wish was different

I wish the management team had been better. There wasn't a lot of communication and disputes were not solved justly.

Advice

A great place to work to make some good money over the summer. Made a lot of lifelong friends.
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