Working at the Y as a lifeguard was amazing at first, there’s lots of people to meet and the co-workers are very friendly. The job itself was rather boring but the friends I made were worthwhile. Their low amount of staff caused problems, and even though it’s up to the employees to get coverage, no one would cover. They refused me a leave of absence for an important time and so I had to leave. Even then quitting was horrible, they begged me to stay and still beg me to return. It’s a very stressful yet boring job as well, because not much happens, but if someone gets injured that’s on you.
- I learned how to communicate better with others, how to start and sustain friendships, and how to be more confident with myself. - The hardest part of my job was the hot days and the early mornings. - Most enjoyable part of the day was seeing the smiles on the kids and counselors faces.
Working at the YMCA I really enjoyed working with the children,but I just felt the child care/after school program was not as important to me as it was to the Management and owners. I just didn’t feel like those kids and their needs were prioritized enough..