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I really enjoyed working with the children , even as a camp counsellor during the summer.I liked the variety of work locations in rural Huron County. Driving to and from work was beautiful and peaceful.
Free gym membership
Part time employment not sustainable
various positions to work at within the company. Very thoughtful towards staff personal situations and how it may effect work. Staff is there to help work through any situation, (personal, or work related) in order to make going to work a easier task to face.
flexible, many positions within company
depending on what you do and where, this might vary but I found Ymca to be a very cool place to work at with not much stress involved. Of course this is only if you do what you're supposed to do. The pay for a lifeguard of my experience really disappointed me, It seems Ymca values its instructors ALOT more in every way. Other than this though it was a cool spot which gives you a FREE MEMBERSHIP so I loved it more than I disliked it.
chill environnement, friendly people, Free membership(10$)
meh pay, volatile hours
Good experience in my work time with this company. The Principal and her team workers were the people who handled the best for clients and caregivers.
Christmas lunches free to her clients and caregivers.
free update on courses needed for caregivers.
Awesome working experience but sucks if you are bouncing from school to school because you cant make solid connections with peers and kids. Good pay but could get stuck with minimal hours.
Can make my own schedule
Summer time barely any hours
High stress job for mediocre pay. Little to no support from management. A sink or swim type of environment.Having a good work/life balance is frequently talked about, but there are few supports in place for this to be possible. New job duties constantly being added with little training and no additional pay.
If you are not liked you will be treated accordingly. Limited areas to move up in. Management is only there for each other and will sweep important things under the rug.
You get to work with amazing children and help them grow and to be successful.
Harassment, bullying, favourtism, lack of support, lack of confidentiality, unprofessional, tocix work environment
low morale. low pay. do three times as much works as you should to make the "boss" look good. after covid, ill never clean again. run down and desperate for reliable workers. big promises. no delivery. turned down a 35k salary for a "gov't" pension job. phhhh waste of time and regret working for them.
The work culture is amazing at the YMCA of Northern BC. The job does demand a lot for the pay. Keep in mind it is a non-profit, so there are strict margins for pay rate with not much room for negotiation, and they ask you to include so much within your job. I was going home and spending an additional 2-3 hours on work and never felt like I was caught up. Amazing place to work, but you must be willing to WORK for it.
The YMCA is A place where you learn skills for the work environment and learn what is expected of you Overall the YMCA was a very comfortable also responsible so work still gets finished.
Learning what what is expected from me and my colleagues
The cons for me personally is the location of the company
Did this on a volunteer basis for 3 years while in middle school and into high school. It was fun dealing with the children and wasn’t that bad when I first started but it had quickly started getting worse. I had gotten along with my boss but I did not get along with most of the supervisors. There was a lot of drama, and favouritism among workers who tended to slack off a lot, which I found very unprofessional. I was left out of the loop for most things and got failed for no reason during one of the certification courses. It seemed like bullying at its finest. I was unhappy there for a very long time until I left.
Dealing with children
Poor management, co workers, drama, bullying
I enjoyed my 5 years with the YMCA of Quinte West. It was a really great environment. I liked that I could go in and do my job and then go to the gym after.
Great people to work with. Makes living a healthy lifestyle easy as you are already at the gym.
There was nkt much room to advance, only short shifts were available.