I can't decide if I should apply to work for Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom this summer. I think it would be fun and they seem to have some nice benefits (obviously free season pass and also for SFKK employees free Holiday World tickets
). However, I've heard complants from some friends about Six Flags hospitality and just working all summer out in the heat. I've never had a job before and I'm wondering if this is a good place to start? I am also very active in sports and would like to know if they are flexible with their employees choosing hours and days to work? Also, do you know if you can become a ride opp or some other exciting job your first year and at the age of 17? I don't want to apply and find out that I will be sweeping pathways and emptying trash cans all summer. Any insight or advice would be appreciated!
~ Kevin "still pondering" Conley
The Benefits are okay, unless you are spekaing of REAL benefits, and then yeah..hah!
You get used to the heat really fast when you have no choice, actually. It was my first job and I'm still there..so..
You only have to be 16 to be in Ride Operations, but remember not everyone gets their first choice. And still then, you will be sweeping pathways and emptying trash cans (since it's the crew's responsibility) at your ride.
Anyhow It's an experience. You'll either like it or you'll hate it, but either way at least you would be another person in the park that KNOWS the weak points of the company and could help to boost them up.
Good luck! Oh, by the way..SFKK is having a job fair Feb 10 & 11. Fill out the application at http://www.sixflagsjobs.com
and I'm sure it'll give you more information.