When I’m home on Long Island, I’m a supervising event assistant at probably one of the coolest places anyone could ever work. Sky Zone Trampoline Park. We have wall to wall trampoline courts which can be used for jumping (obviously), tricks, flips, dodge ball tournaments, basketball, volleyball, and we also have a huge foam pit! Not only do we get to play on anything we want after hours, but I’m a supervisor, which means when I’m clocked in, I’m the boss. *evil laugh*
When Sky Zone first opened, me and a huge amount of my friends all applied together and all got the job. It was amazing, we were all working together in this awesome park having a great time. I took on all positions available immediately (court monitor, event host, cashier…)
After hosting birthday parties sometimes, you get leftover dessert! This job also taught me how to appreciate cold pizza.
Shortly after, I was one of the first ones to be promoted to a higher position. My real friends were happy for me, my other “friends” were annoyed, jealous, and rude about it. But that didn’t bother me, I shook it off because I knew i deserved the promotion.
Long story short, even though being the boss of your friends seems like it can be a hassle, as long as they’re your true friends, it’s amazing, because then I can make them do things for my own personal entertainment! I never abuse my power, because I was once a victim of that and oh man did I hate it… But I definitely like having my true friends who don’t mind helping me out there by my side!
If it’s dead and we have a few court monitors doing nothing, we send them under the courts to clean up the dust that gathers down there. Whenever I ask someone to do it, I do it with the
m… It’s only fair! A Dictator tells you what to do, a leader does it with you.
I always make sure that I don’t pick favorites. Usually if it’s a really irritating thing to do, I’ll avoid asking someone that I don’t know too well, just out of respect. If you’re my friend, you’re not getting away with not working on my watch! But don’t worry, I know how to have fun.
Being in th
e events department is easily the most stressful position at Sky Zone, and it also happens to be my specialty. These events are dealing with large amounts of people and money which means lots of complaints, details, and things that can go wrong. So yeah, there are those days where you kind of want to throw the phone across the park and scream, but at the end of the day, you figure out how to make everyone happy to the best of your ability, and move on.
You can’t please everyone but if you sincerely try your best, there’s nothing else you can do.
Also, Friday and Saturday nights, it’s GLOW ZONE! We’ve spent over $30,000 in black lights and lasers and meticulously placed them everywhere throughout the park for an unforgettable glow in the dark jumping experience. We have a DJ, glowing face paint, ping pong and all.
It really is a fantastic job, and even though it can be stressful dealing with 500+ people a day and issue after issue, I truly love my team members and I’m lucky I’m able to have as much fun at my job as I do.