First Person — 5 Minutes

Ainsley Knight Talks About Her Job

First Person — 5 Minutes

Ainsley Knight Talks About Her Job

Patrick interviews ANN editor in chief Ainsley.

Ainsley worked at Splash Zone this summer. In this interview, she tells us how she got the job, her schedule, what the job is like, and her plans for her earnings.

Patrick Reid: Hi. I’m Patrick Reid and with me is Ainsley Knight, and she’s going to tell us about what it’s like to work at Splash?

Ainsley Knight: Splash Zone.

Patrick Reid: Splash Zone. So what do you do there?

Ainsley Knight: It depends on what what I do, it depends. I’m usually at control or tickets or lockers. Those are the three jobs that I have there.

Patrick Reid: Yeah, okay. And favorite, you got any favorite part about working there, least favorite?

Ainsley Knight: My favorite part is being in the shade when I’m working at control because it’s not as hot, and my least favorite part is the unbearable heat. It’s just hot and…

Offscreen: And that’s it.

Ainsley Knight: Continue, Patrick.

Offscreen: All right. And how’s the pay?

Ainsley Knight: The pay is good. I get $8,25, I get $8 and 25 cents.

Patrick Reid: Oh, that’s good.

Ainsley Knight: Mm-hmm (affirmative).

Patrick Reid: How long have you worked there?

Ainsley Knight: I usually work two to three days a week and I usually work from 9:30 to 2:30 or 10:30 to 2:30. It depends if I’m working mid-shift or if I’m working at tickets or lockers or control, so.

Patrick Reid: Do you get in for free?

Ainsley Knight: No.

Patrick Reid: Ow.

Ainsley Knight: Oh, no, no. Yes, yes, yes I do.

Patrick Reid: Oh.

Ainsley Knight: I have an employee card and I use that to get in for free at the gate. And all I do is show it and they say, “Go right on in. Have a good day.” So, yeah.

Patrick Reid: I might have to work there too.

Ainsley Knight: But the customers can’t get in for free, that’s the problem.

Patrick Reid: Well of course.

Ainsley Knight: Yeah.

Patrick Reid: So how did you get the job?

Ainsley Knight: How I got the job? Miss Susan Flynn, she works with Vikas. I think she talked to some people at the park and she helped me get the job. She’s really nice, so that’s how I got the job.

Patrick Reid: Oh, all right. And what’s it like to work there?

Ainsley Knight: It’s really fun. You get to see all kinds of customers. And one day we had 33 people come in. Can you imagine that, viewers? 33, 33 people come in. It was crazy hectic and… But it was really fun. It’s really fun to work there.

Patrick Reid: Mm-hmm (affirmative). Oh, and what’s the most challenging part about working there?

Ainsley Knight: The most challenging part is when the day gets hectic and you can’t keep up with the customers and the customers get angry, disgruntled. And I’ve had to deal with few of them, so it’s okay.

Patrick Reid: Yeah, I can imagine there’ll be a lot of that.

Ainsley Knight: Yeah.

Patrick Reid: All right. Is there any special days?

Ainsley Knight: Yes, there is Military Mondays. If people show their military ID, they get a discount I think. And there’s Two for Tuesdays at the splash center, which is a little gift shop. There is buy one get one free. And I can’t remember any of the other days, but I think those are the only two days that they have, so. And there’s always discounts, so.

Patrick Reid: Well it definitely sounds like a blast to work there.

Ainsley Knight: It is.

Patrick Reid: All right. I think that’s all the interview questions that we have. Unless, anyone else has some?

Ainsley Knight: Does anyone else have any questions?

Offscreen: Mr. Reid, could you ask the guest what she plans to do with her paychecks?

Patrick Reid: What are you planning on doing with your paychecks?

Ainsley Knight: I plan to save my money and to get a Nintendo Switch, which I am dying for. I mean, literally itching to get my hands on, so.

Patrick Reid: I don’t blame you.

Ainsley Knight: I’m excited for that. Yeah.

Patrick Reid: I’m Patrick Reid with the Autism News Network. Thanks for watching, guys. See you.

Patrick Reid: Hi. I’m Patrick Reid and with me is Ainsley Knight, and she’s going to tell us about what it’s like to work at Splash?

Ainsley Knight: Splash Zone.

Patrick Reid: Splash Zone. So what do you do there?

Ainsley Knight: It depends on what what I do, it depends. I’m usually at control or tickets or lockers. Those are the three jobs that I have there.

Patrick Reid: Yeah, okay. And favorite, you got any favorite part about working there, least favorite?

Ainsley Knight: My favorite part is being in the shade when I’m working at control because it’s not as hot, and my least favorite part is the unbearable heat. It’s just hot and…

Offscreen: And that’s it.

Ainsley Knight: Continue, Patrick.

Offscreen: All right. And how’s the pay?

Ainsley Knight: The pay is good. I get $8,25, I get $8 and 25 cents.

Patrick Reid: Oh, that’s good.

Ainsley Knight: Mm-hmm (affirmative).

Patrick Reid: How long have you worked there?

Ainsley Knight: I usually work two to three days a week and I usually work from 9:30 to 2:30 or 10:30 to 2:30. It depends if I’m working mid-shift or if I’m working at tickets or lockers or control, so.

Patrick Reid: Do you get in for free?

Ainsley Knight: No.

Patrick Reid: Ow.

Ainsley Knight: Oh, no, no. Yes, yes, yes I do.

Patrick Reid: Oh.

Ainsley Knight: I have an employee card and I use that to get in for free at the gate. And all I do is show it and they say, “Go right on in. Have a good day.” So, yeah.

Patrick Reid: I might have to work there too.

Ainsley Knight: But the customers can’t get in for free, that’s the problem.

Patrick Reid: Well of course.

Ainsley Knight: Yeah.

Patrick Reid: So how did you get the job?

Ainsley Knight: How I got the job? Miss Susan Flynn, she works with Vikas. I think she talked to some people at the park and she helped me get the job. She’s really nice, so that’s how I got the job.

Patrick Reid: Oh, all right. And what’s it like to work there?

Ainsley Knight: It’s really fun. You get to see all kinds of customers. And one day we had 33 people come in. Can you imagine that, viewers? 33, 33 people come in. It was crazy hectic and… But it was really fun. It’s really fun to work there.

Patrick Reid: Mm-hmm (affirmative). Oh, and what’s the most challenging part about working there?

Ainsley Knight: The most challenging part is when the day gets hectic and you can’t keep up with the customers and the customers get angry, disgruntled. And I’ve had to deal with few of them, so it’s okay.

Patrick Reid: Yeah, I can imagine there’ll be a lot of that.

Ainsley Knight: Yeah.

Patrick Reid: All right. Is there any special days?

Ainsley Knight: Yes, there is Military Mondays. If people show their military ID, they get a discount I think. And there’s Two for Tuesdays at the splash center, which is a little gift shop. There is buy one get one free. And I can’t remember any of the other days, but I think those are the only two days that they have, so. And there’s always discounts, so.

Patrick Reid: Well it definitely sounds like a blast to work there.

Ainsley Knight: It is.

Patrick Reid: All right. I think that’s all the interview questions that we have. Unless, anyone else has some?

Ainsley Knight: Does anyone else have any questions?

Offscreen: Mr. Reid, could you ask the guest what she plans to do with her paychecks?

Patrick Reid: What are you planning on doing with your paychecks?

Ainsley Knight: I plan to save my money and to get a Nintendo Switch, which I am dying for. I mean, literally itching to get my hands on, so.

Patrick Reid: I don’t blame you.

Ainsley Knight: I’m excited for that. Yeah.

Patrick Reid: I’m Patrick Reid with the Autism News Network. Thanks for watching, guys. See you.

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