Receptionist At A Health Club (Female, Age 33) in Mechanicsville, VA

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job Title Receptionist At A Health Club
Salary $12,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week 20
Company Size (not answered)
Location Mechanicsville, VA
Years Experience 1 year

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Years in Career 0
Education (not answered)
Income Rating 0 / 10
Interest Rating 0 / 10
Work-Life Rating 0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating 0 / 10

Table of Contents

Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
Ladies Fitness cub; 30 minute workout gum.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Answer phones, greet guests, clean equipment, open/close front doors, take out trash, stock water bottles, etc.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
none

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
well!

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
yes, I see clients every day. I enjoy most of them. Some more than others!

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Yes

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Yes

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 1
Benefits: 8
Hours: 4
Co-Workers: 2
Supervisors: 3
Job Title: 7
Level of Responsibility: 5
The Actual Work: 6

A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8am Pre-Open at 8:00 am. Turn on lights and fans, make coffee, clean up as needed, check messages and email, check equipment for damages, etc.
8am to 9am Turn “open” sign around. Welcome the first clients. Water plants.
9am to 10am Workout with clients, make notes in their fitness goal charts.
10am to 11am Wash towels, clean equipment.
11am to 12pm Lunch. I eat at the desk.
12pm to 1pm More clients, more workouts! Speak with fellow trainers about schedules, classes, etc.
1pm to 2pm At 2:00 PM on Saturdays, the gym closes for the weekend. I clean up, take out trash, leave notes as needed for trainers, lock up and leave. Weekdays, the gym is open until 8:00 pm.
2pm to 3pm Weekdays: greet incoming trainers, and then I leave.
3pm to 4pm Afternoon tainers Check mail and sort it as needed. Call clients who need to pay on their accounts.
4pm to 5pm Work on things like newsletters, stock snack bowls for clients, check supply room, etc.
5pm to 6pm Second or third equipment cleaning of the day. Stock water bottles/towels, clean bathrooms, take out trash.
6pm to 7pm Prepare to clean/lock up. Finish up with clients.
7pm to 8pm Evening shift trainers clean and lock up at 8:00 pm.
8pm to 9pm Gym closed.
9pm to 10pm Gym closed.
10pm to 11pm Gym closed.
11pm to 12am Gym closed.

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
A sign on the door at the club.

What was the application process?
Paper application, phone interview, in person interview, 30 day trial.

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes, phone interview and then a face to face with my boss.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
What did I know about fitness? What are my fitness goals? How can I motivate others?

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes, there was alot of training.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Yes, 30 day trial period at the gym, helping the trainers, cleaning, etc.

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes, it gave me a leg up on other people applying for the job.

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
Yes, there was alot of training.

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
A degree in fitness is helpful, but not required. Be in shape, have a liking of people, know how to answer fitness related questions.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
See previious question’s answer! Also, must be willing to accept “the dirty work” as well as the fun stuff. (I.E, clean up sweaty equipment!)

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
Yes, a fitness degree is helpful.

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Be motivated and knowledgeable!

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
Yes, it’s a fun place to be.

What are your current career goals?
To become a manger at the gym.

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
I like it! It’s not much money, but it’s challenging and fun!

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

Title Length Salary Description
Prior Job 1
Prior Job 2

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:3

GPA School Degree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.2 VCU
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
NA NA NA

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