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San Francisco sold the school I was teaching at for the YMCA. A week before they sold the school the staff found out, then I received a letter from the YMCA's V.P. that I was no longer employed with the YMCA!

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Work with another organization same job increase in pay. BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

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After almost two years with ten schedule changes in the maintenance dept. I was called into the maintenance directors office and was told that, with another change to my schedule I was being put on night shift working from 6 pm to 12:30 am! My current schedule being 1 pm to 7 pm, I was expected to just say " sure, no problem." Considering that I had changed my schedule ten times already, I told my manager that I could not switch to those hours because I actually had a life outside of work.In the past, with a high employee turnover, due to poor scheduling, and failure to hire people for the shifts that required coverage, I was the sole employee that was counted on to fill the gaps in coverage caused by grossly inadequate management. I had come to the rescue several times to ensure coverage in the building, sometimes being the only maintenance person on staff! After explaining why I could not be the "go to guy" as in prior situations, I continued with the job I was working on. Approximately one hour later I was called back to the office and was told that my day shift scheduled hours were being reduced from 29 hours per week to 7.5 hours per week! I was in disbelief and quite angry. I was being punished for not switching to night shift! My manager, Randy Brunner told me that I would not be needed on days because he already had enough people working. I later discovered that he moved one of the night shift employees to days before he had even spoken to me, an employee that had only worked there for six months or so! I was being forced out of my job. He apparently had this whole thing planned well before even speaking to me about it! What a slap in the face. He also added that part of the reason was that due to school being out for summer break we wouldn't have as many kids in the building as we did other times of the year. What? We are much busier during school break because we have a much higher member attendance due to the kids being there most of the day as opposed to them being there from 2 pm on. I knew this due to the fact that I had worked the two previous summers. I did not appreciate the manager flat out lying to me and playing me for a fool, and with a smile on his face to boot! Needless to say, I did not return. I busted my butt working there and this was how my hard work was rewarded. I had not even received the mind boggling 2% raise I was told I would be receiving. After this experience, I wouldn't recommend the Y as a good employer, especially considering the pay scale. The only other job in the area that paid less than the Y was a nursing home in town. Even the people at McDonalds made more.

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I'm moving to Florida in October.

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The worse, bias, discriminatory and unprofessional (immediate) supervisor I EVER had! She is mobbing all the type and to everyone!!

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Supervisor very immature, loud-mouth and very unprofessional. Then got a raise for it.

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The worse, childish and unprofessional (immediate) supervisor I EVER had!

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Eagan Ymca plays favorites and doesn't care about the hard work people put in. Management does absolutely nothing and has put so many under the bus so their position is safe. What a disgrace that department of labor is now involved instead of handling it correctly.

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Too many people trying to minimize your ability to work without adding their two cents.Management was poor always insulting your intelligence in front of customers.
petty co workers.

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There was no opportunity to grow, low pay, disorganized, unclear of what your job is, and a whole host of other things.
Coordinator (former employee) Jacksonville, FL

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