2001 Employment Office Camping report

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The camping area came within 5% of their budget. The camping supervisors are in favor of working 12 hour shifts. This would keep camping staff on the same schedule as camping managers. Also, they would like to have a camping cashier manager be one of the four camping managers that are normally hired. Their responsibility would be that of taking care of the front entrance to the campground, assist with the running of the camping cashier booth, wristbands and any other ticket related item. They would work closely with Kathy Haleyís Ticket office. Referring to the supervisors camping report: they have a list of campground vehicle needs, especially golf carts with lights on them for night time driving and how many vehicles needed per campground.

We would like to see an employee specified campground next year. We prefer not shuttling, but if this may be the case, we need our own driver with a radio. The last time we did this, it was a disaster. The traffic was awful and it took too long for the employees to get here. The difference would be the time the concert starts and ends. If we know this ahead of time, it could be beneficial. This may cut down on the number of employees who get away with all of the stuff given to them. The employees received T-shirts, camping, wristbands, and guest tickets. The problem is because they can stay anywhere in the campground, we canít find them. So, we canít cut their wristbands or kick them out. The only employees who need to stay in each of the campgrounds would be the ones that work there. However, if we communicated to the managers to keep track of the employees and where they camp, we could possibly work on this problem. We need to let the managers know to contact us right away when someone doesnít show up.

Due to the different size campgrounds, next years budget on hiring employees for the campgrounds will go according to the size and need of employees in the campgrounds. For example, Hilltop may not need any staff to start except for one day manager until Thursday afternoon, but Viking would need a full staff Wednesday afternoon. Also, a camping cashier person would start in VIP campground on Sunday evening.

Last but not least, we should have four total managers in each campground. Three of the managers would be hired to take care of the patrons and manage the grounds, along with staggering their hours. One camping cashier manager should work from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The second manager would start at 6:00 p.m. at night and go until 6:00 a.m. in the morning. A third manager would be hired to be coming in at 2:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. The rovers who were hire this year worked out great for the troubled areas. We need more of them. We would like to hire eight to ten more rovers to go into any campgrounds during the fest to assist with running, sighting vehicles, anything and everything. The camping staff, who have been working here a number of years should get an increase of pay. This should be discussed for next year. This would include rovers.

For all the campgrounds, there should be more orange vests. It seemed to work much better to drop off the camping employee permit to each of the different campgrounds they were staying at.

-- Anonymous, April 06, 2002


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