Respite provider (Former Employee), San Diego, CA – July 28, 2014
Pros: mileage reimbursement
Cons: on your own with little oversight
Other than receiving checks and dropping off time sheets, rarely saw ymca staff. On my own for parent/teacher collaboration, which worked great for me. Hardest part was leaving my kiddos after 4 years.
A fun, rewarding place to inspire people of all ages to better their lives.
Teacher and Wellness Center Coach (Current Employee), Nashville, TN – July 27, 2014
My yoga classes are filled with people of all ages and fitness levels who are looking for ways to change something, to have an pleasurable experience but learn at the same time, to simply feel better overall in mind and body. Its amazing work when you help someone meet their goals or clairfy what their goals really were about. Its a great job where – more... i just show up and teach, then go home. The hardest part is dealing with difficult people that have such blocks to doing something new that my mind works in overload to find creative ways to keep their attention, and many times it doesnt matter they are not ready so i have to let them be where they are and realize they will catch up when they are ready. Often spending one on one time with these individuals is more effective. I like the hard work though. – less
Babysitter (Former Employee), Saratoga, CA – July 25, 2014
Pros: good skills were learned
Cons: not enough hours
I would go to work every Saturday. I would help the kids get along with each other, make sure they conducted the appropriate behaviors with each other, and I had to make sure they were safe. I learned how to act around young kids and how not to act around them. The hardest part was trying to get them to stop crying. The most enjoyable part was seeing – more... how they acted without their parent/s around. The boss and co-workers were nice, mostly. I had an issue with one of my co-workers, because he got too attached to me. He was younger than I. – less
It was a fun environment to be around people and the Staff.
Lifeguard/Personal Trainer (Former Employee), Millington, TN – July 25, 2014
Pros: free lunch, friendly staff, work on other projects, workout
Cons: no healthcare, no benefits, and not a clean environment.
My typical day at work would be opening the pool in the mornings and train people during separate hours of my time. I have learned to deal with people and provide quality service for my members and keep them satisfied with their memberships when they come to the YMCA fitness area.Working at the YMCA has taught me many choices and life made decisions – more... to further advance my opportunity to go for my passion of Personal Training. – less
Great company to work with for a senior design project.
Senior Design Project (Former Employee), Blacksburg, VA – July 25, 2014
Worked as the Project Manager with a team of three other students to create a uniform pricing system in Excel to be utilized by the employees, volunteers, and community service individuals to increase item output onto the thrift shop floor.
Childcare Provider (Former Employee), Lebanon, MO – July 24, 2014
The managers and co-workers where great! They just have some issues with scheduling, they seemed to over hire and under pay, the hours where crazy. Only 3 hours at a time, Usually only worked once a week, or every other week. It wasn't enough.
Assistant Child Care Director (Former Employee), Richmond, VA – July 23, 2014
Pros: training and membership to facilities.
Cons: benefit packages were limited and expensive
Typically 40 hr week with weekends off. Training was always offered for advancement. Management was fair and reasonable. Co-workers were sometimes from diverse backgrounds so it was very challenging at times.
Program Leader (Current Employee), Whittier, CA – July 23, 2014
Pros: free gym pass
Take attendance at the beginning and head count. -Lead a group of approximately 25 students in an instructional setting, maintaining high standards for behavior and safety by implementing the agreements: 1. Be responsible 2. Be respectful 3. Be safe 4. Have fun -Prepare lesson plan for the week -Physical Activity -Homework -Enrichment (Literature, Math, – more... Science) -Nutrition (Healthy living) -After every single activity we debrief with students giving the student the opportunity to express what they learned in their own words. – less
Site Supervisor (Former Employee), Petersburg, VA – July 23, 2014
Working at the Petersburg YMCA under a particular supervisor, I found my confidence in programming. My supervisor was great at motivating and being honest about what to expect. She's who got me into the Chester YMCA currently.