National Y need to recognize and compensate lifeguards, fitness instructors, aquatic fitness instructors, yoga instructors, etc., according to their degree, (education), certifications, number of years teaching/training others and or levels of past management experience in previous Years. Ex. brand new lifeguards need intro base pay, lifeguards/instructors with 10 or more years need a respectable hourly rate, lifeguards/instructors with degrees, years of experience and valid certifications, need a very competitive salary/hourly rate so members have an excellent experience! Instructors will also stay with the Y! National Y has no idea the cost for a 200 hour YOGA teacher training certification, ($2900-$3200), and expects to teach yoga instructors $15-$20/hour. Y needs to pay $40-$50 an hour!!!
Basically lack of compensation for my level of experience, degree, certifications. I will always be a Y lover! My life was formed at the Y and summer resident Y camp. I will continue to hope and pray the Y will evenly distribute compensation, not only stacking it at the top!
Working hours are always long and tuff, just the nature of an organization open 5 am to 10 pm! There does need to be better work life balance of family & hours worked.
Stick up for your good employees listen to their complaints try to keep them instead of into what everybody else says you know you're a good employees help them out to keep them don't pay your director a great salary to do the Dirty Work you know who your good employees are you should fight to keep them
Most days 3 hours but recently i was asked to work a full 12 hours with only a 30 minute break for my manager's exercise class. very little consistency.
How long does it take to get hired from start to finish at YMCA? What are the steps along the way?
2 Months at the minimum. They take their time. Then complain why they are understaffed.