Lucky Leo’s, Seaside Heights, NJ, Karavan

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

Experience with location Seaside Heights, NJ was 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).

Experience with employer Lucky Leo’s was 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.

This review represents personal opinion of Maja who was participating Work & Travel program in year of 2017 with agency Karavan Travel, working at Lucky Leo’s in Seaside Heights, NJ.

Oct 7, 2017