Adam Thome
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Always Increasing Minimum Wage

Started this discussion. Last reply by Branden Burns Oct 21, 2011. 3 Replies

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary Thill Nov 11, 2010. 1 Reply

Motivating Lifeguards

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elise Oct 22, 2013. 30 Replies

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Elise replied to Adam Thome's discussion Motivating Lifeguards
"Our Employee of the Week (EOWie) gets a swag bag of stuff I have rounded up from around the City (free).  BUT- just as important is the PRIME PARKING space for one week.  Don't have a car?  Sell your space to another guard…"
Oct 22, 2013
Dale K. Ross replied to Adam Thome's discussion Motivating Lifeguards
"Motivating staff can be tough.  I like to hold lifeguard competitions which help to raise the level of peer  lifeguarding.  At your daily staff meetings, you can discuss positive feedback of your staff."
Sep 5, 2013
Henry replied to Adam Thome's discussion Motivating Lifeguards
"With all due respect Jeff, I’m also an ‘old school’ aquatics professional and find your answer incredibly unconstructive. You seem to be wilfully ignoring a massive body of evidence on the topic of motivation, attention span and…"
Oct 25, 2012
Henry replied to Adam Thome's discussion Motivating Lifeguards
"Please, don't do drills. At least not manikin drills.  I used to do manikin drills at my facility, until I discovered my lifeguards were spending as much time watching for impending drills as they were swimmers. Sure, it made them more…"
Oct 25, 2012
Henry replied to Adam Thome's discussion Motivating Lifeguards
"Maybe you could encourage them to make a music video, perhaps to set to the song of a Korean pop-star? It's totally free and great publicity for your pool facility, particularly if you try and fire them straight afterwards."
Oct 25, 2012
Cara Calkins replied to Adam Thome's discussion Motivating Lifeguards
"Too often I think that we put the weight of motivation and feedback on our shoulders alone- my most recent sucess has come not from my feedback or structured ''program" but, from a simple box that the guards leave feedback for…"
Oct 8, 2012
Cara Calkins replied to Adam Thome's discussion Motivating Lifeguards
"What is the status of a webinar presentation? :)  "
Oct 8, 2012
Tina Dittmar replied to Adam Thome's discussion Motivating Lifeguards
"We have a year round facility so, and incentives (give-a-ways) can get out of hand, expensive, meaningless or forgotten about. And sometimes giving out prizes for doing your job just feeds the beast. Realizing this we were having a problem with…"
Jun 13, 2012
Jeff Krieger replied to Adam Thome's discussion Motivating Lifeguards
"Hi Adam, As an "old school" aquatics professional and long time lifeguard, I find both your question and the state of life guarding in general very disturbing. What more motivation does one need to embrace the fact that they are…"
Jun 13, 2012
Terri Fisher replied to Adam Thome's discussion Motivating Lifeguards
"I actually do alot of team building at our in-service trainings just to keep the spirit up & not go where we know lifeguards can go while in the chair on duty, i.e  complacent, lazy, inattentive, attitudy, bored, etc. Some good ones…"
Apr 5, 2012
Leigha Oberle replied to Adam Thome's discussion Motivating Lifeguards
"Dollar Lottery Tickets :)  Cheap, fun, easy, and works well for of age employees"
Apr 5, 2012
Sarah Carlos replied to Adam Thome's discussion Motivating Lifeguards
"What do you mean by bead program? "
Apr 4, 2012
Branden Burns replied to Adam Thome's discussion Always Increasing Minimum Wage
"Adam, I believe that having a pay scale based on expierience and certification level is key. Our Lifeguards starting range is $7.40-$8.69, WSI's (JES Instructor) is $8.69-$13.14, and Managers start at $9.39. The city used to give $.25 raises…"
Oct 21, 2011
Cory replied to Adam Thome's discussion Always Increasing Minimum Wage
"We also have a pay-scale, but due to budget concerns we're not allowed to give raises at the moment.  It works(ed) well, and people would obtain additional certifications just to get the higher rate of pay."
Oct 18, 2011
Lisa Phillips replied to Adam Thome's discussion Always Increasing Minimum Wage
"We have a 10 step scale. Lifeguards start at $9.00 per hr. going up 50 cents each step. Starting step depends on experience. Step advance occurs annually if merited depending upon performance. Swim instructors start at $10.50 per hr. also increasing…"
Oct 17, 2011
Adam Thome posted a discussion

Always Increasing Minimum Wage

Well, at the first of the year minimum wage will be going up yet again.  I am sure this is taking a tole on everyone's budget especially since it will keep going up. We employee roughly 400 lifeguards a year and were thinking of implementing a pay scale depending on how many years you have been with the company and you can gain raises by getting additional certifications.  What i would like to know is, does anyone else use a pay scale for their staff?  What is everyone else doing out there and…See More
Oct 17, 2011

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At 7:58am on September 22, 2009, Justin Caron said…
Hi Adam. I remember your name from talking with Jill. My wife and I went to her wedding last month. She seems really happy.
I work for a company that does aquatic architecture and engineering for competition, recreation, and leisure aquatic facilities (pools, spa's, water parks, lakes, streams, ponds, water features). Our website is www.aquaticdesigngroup.com
 
 
 

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