Maybe other YMCA's are better than the one I work at, but mine sucks. The head guard who schedules doesn't care about your preferences if he doesn't like you, the aquatics director is the only full time staff and is so overworked she can't do everything that needs to get done, and there is no where near enough support from upper management.
No lie, if just about any one of the aquatics staff quits or gets fired, half of us are gone.
We don't get paid enough, and definitely not enough to do all the stuff we are expected to do. Not to mention we're perpetually understaffed. There's so much, I could probably write a whole essay on it.