They have little money or resources so getting things done you need to beg borrow, steal and be very resourceful.
Members from all walks of life as it's a downtown Y, so everyone from Lawyers, bankers and realtors to the homeless, people with mental and physical disabilites and lots of people coming through recovery programs - very diverse membership but a lot of great people with no problems and people in need that are rewarding to help because they are also great in their own right.
I was laid off due to a "restructuring" of the leadership team and the elimination of my position during budget season for the following fiscal year. They needed to try and find 200 grand and felt laying off several middle management positions was the way to go.
So I got the chop I think because I had my department running pretty well so as they could cope without me! Not bitter though. They gave me a severance that was fair for the time I'd worked there, the world cup was about to start, my kids were finishing the school year, and it was summer and the sun was out!
Helping the local community
Senior leadership out of touch with what front line staff deal with on a daily