Work & Travel Experience / Lucky Leo’s, Seaside Heights, NJ, Karavan
7 Oct

Lucky Leo’s, Seaside Heights, NJ, Karavan

October 7, 2017 @ 8:41AM
Year of travel: 2017
Agency: Karavan Travel
Agency Experience: Positive

The agency was up-to-date, everything went fine with them, without any problems. All recommendations.

Location: Seaside Heights, NJ
Location Experience: Neutral

The city is quite small, and you have to consider that it is exclusively a tourist place that lives only on summer, which means that accommodation and food are not cheap. The closest market is Acme, and if you want to get to a cheaper one, you have to go to the bus that goes every hour. There are possibilities for another job but I recommend restaurants where you can be a busser. I do not recommend anything at the main promenade (Boardwalk).

Employer: Lucky Leo’s
Employer Experience: Negative

In July, it is possible to work the most hours, sometimes there is a possibility to work up to 14h per day. For a minimum hourly rate of $ 8.5, overtime is not paid extra. If the weather is bad and the rain falls, it will not work that day. The breaks are usually 15 minutes for which there is little that can be arrived and sometimes they forget to give a break in time. The job involves standing in place with the whole shift, asking passers-by to play your game, and if they come to force them to play again. The boss and manager are all day in the office where they watch all the workers over the camera and they often do it through built-in microphones, for example. that he must be standing in a precisely determined place, shouting to passers-by louder, etc. Like Big Brother. The employer provided us with accommodation in which 4-6 people were supposed to live by agreement, but he put us 8. So some students were forced to sleep in the living room all year long. And some in the rooms had only a mattress on the sleeping floor. When the employer received housing complaints, he said that it was only temporary that he would bring the beds soon enough and that he would deploy students that we would not be eight, but unfortunately it remained so all year long.

Comment: Earnings depend on how much you spend. The other job is relatively easy to find, there are plenty of hotels, several restaurants, and many shops on the promenade. There are no options for the server anywhere.

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