Tuesday, May 28, 2013

With regular ads for replacement employees, how "happy" is the Barclays Center?

Remember how the New York Times Sports section in April ended its upbeat series, Section 15: Portraits of Nets Fans, with an upbeat profile of one employee, headlined The Happy Arena?

That video profile occupies the largest rectangle on the page mosaic.

"Wonder why everyone is so friendly at the Barclays Center?" the piece stated. "Ushers went through hospitality training from Disney professionals."

Well, yes, but, as I wrote, the part-time workers don't get benefits and can't earn enough to live on their own.

And there are regular calls for replacement employees, a sign that there's such turnover that either workers and/or their bosses are not too happy.

Also, there's an inflatable rat outside the arena, part of a union protest, which indicates a certain level of unhappiness.

Now hiring

Barclays is now recruiting for Housekeeping positions (register here for pre-screening event today):


There are also jobs with Levy Restaurants, though not necessarily at the volume that requires a pre-screening event, as three positions as posted online (and may mean multiple people are hired):




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