Building blocks, Block island, Rhode island, Experience
Experience with agency Experience was positive.
Before going on the program has been a few disagreements ( sponsor failed to comply with the original agreed date of commencement of work ) , but in the end everything turned out great, actually are correct and then go back over them .
Experience with location Block Island, RI was positive.
The island is very nice, I was thrilled, the nature is great, with long sandy beaches and lots of lakes. The weather is great, the temperature of 25-30 degrees, the only thing that has bothered me is the high humidity, but I'm used to anyway. Everything is close and all can be reached on foot, what I really mean, because I worked three jobs, and we were away after 5-10 minutes of each other, as well as accommodation. As for night life, mostly we went every day in the pubs for a drink, and 1-2 times a week in the main disco. All works to 1, which is convenient because we all worked a lot, so you again how much had time in the morning to get some sleep. We organized the party and with the domestic music, because the island was about 250 of our students, so we went out very nice. The possibility of finding another job is great, just make the job should start looking as early as possible, because they are already in mid-June, almost all the seats are filled. The food is quite expensive, there is no classical fast food, all the type of restaurant, but there is only one shop she also all too expensive. Many went ashore when they had a day off and then buy food, but since I have worked in two restaurants I had every day free food there, and I did not spend much money on it. As for earnings, it all depends on how much someone is willing to work. It used to be really hard, I was in the season happened to work up to 15 hours a day, but since I had a really excellent jobs with great atmosphere, I managed to stand it. Basically all ok last as for the money, I say again, all is how resourceful you are and you're lucky you find a good job. For me, the entire stay there left a really strong impression, I met many new people and experience is really invaluable, and back again to the same place. I recommend Block Island, as it is for me something really perfect.
Experience with employer Building Blocks
Hourly: 9$ Number of hours per week: 60 Average tip (weekly): - My first job was in a toy shop, whose owners hold another 2 souvenir shops, and I sometimes worked in them if they needed help. Bosses are great people, husband and wife who treated us quite fairly, whatever we needed or harmed they wanted to help us. Accommodation was in their house, we are 5 girls lived together, we had a nice add up what was most important, in terms of the accommodation, it was nothing special, we had a living room and bedroom, but compared to most other accommodation on the island was great, because we had the tv, coffee to remove moisture from the air, refrigerator, microwave, so we could live normally. Business at the store was relatively easy, but it is known to get bored because basically nothing interesting was happening. On average I had in the store 60 hours a week, so 20 was going into overtime, the owners were really correct on that side and all are regularly paid. The second and third job as we were in the restaurant (Club Soda and Ernies restaurant). I worked there 4-5 days a week, the hourly wage was $ 4 and the second $ 95, which basically means that you do just for tip which is the day varied. Sometimes it happened that for 5 hours due to $ 20, sometimes 250. All in all, in all jobs I enjoyed, all the bosses were wonderful to me and if doing a good job they really appreciate. I'm always in the restaurants had free food and drink, what I really mean, because I normally fed (I could order what you wanted, soups, salads ...) and to me it is a great advantage of working in the restaurant, although not give in all the restaurants free food, but for example, a discount for staff. When I look back on the year, I can not believe that I had held on to do so, but in this atmosphere we not difficult to fall, with bosses and many guests'm still in touch, I never had any real problem.
This review represents personal opinion of Jovana who was participating Work & Travel program in year of 2015 with agency Experience, working at Building Blocks in Block Island, RI.
Aug 13, 2016