Volunteer Hours

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Josh Stevenson

Reflection For one of my volunteer services, I decided to volunteer at Loras library for their game night. My job basically was to work the concessions there. So I had to make popcorn, pour soda, and to make sure the other snacks were replaced when needed. Although this job was quite easy, it is not something I would ever want to do. The job was very time consuming and I always found myself business, but working concessions is not a job that really thrills me. The low pay and the work not being that satisfying are two of the main reasons why I would be against this line of work. If I did end up working in sport management industry, then I definitely hope that it is not serving concessions. Although it is a fine way to live for some people, I do not consider myself one of those. My future aspiration for what I want to do is something on the business side of things. I think my dream job would be to work on the financial side of things for a sport team. I have always really liked numbers and also being able to work in the sport industry would be such an awesome experience. Although working concessions is something that I wouldn’t want to do in the future, I thought that it was good experience. I had a lot of customers and as a result, I had to be on my feet a lot and work hard. It was very time consuming and the job had me really speeding up my work since I had to make sure everything was available to all of the customers whenever they wanted the some snacks and just a…...

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