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To be calm,give eye contact and full attention. Ask questions!

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I dressed normally as I usually would do on my daily.

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Don’t give your blood sweat and tears for this place. It’s been embraced by the other big corporate cogs and is slowly going downhill. You will bring programs out of the dumps, and they’ll just misappropriate funds and relocate to another location without any ramifications. I grew up going to the Y as a kid and it should’ve stopped there. The Y doesn’t help communities when it doesn’t even help its own staff. Steer clear of this “non profit “.

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Stay focused, and centered.

Answered - Lifeguard/Swim Instructor (Former Employee) - Youngstown, OH

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Have a passion with working with kids

Answered - Child Watch Staff (Former Employee) - Auburn Hills, MI

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Make sure to allow time for yourself and work for only 8 hours a day as required. If othes do not live up to their role and reponsibility, then cancel classes or program for the day and deal with that employee so it does not put added pressure for you to do more work.

Answered - Manager (Former Employee) - Houston, TX

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Be yourself, show enthusiasm for outdoor activities and the children.

Answered - Morning Program Supervisor (Former Employee) - Santa Barbara, CA

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Study waterfront safety, management and childcare, learn how to solve group problems.

Answered - Lifeguard/Swim Instructor (Former Employee) - Darien, CT

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There are very few chances for career advancement opportunities.

Answered - Member Service Associate (Former Employee) - Wichita, KS

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Keep yourself to a high standard of professionalism and do not give into gossip or get involved with cliques. This will keep you out of any and all drama.

Answered - Welcome Center Representative (Former Employee) - Goffstown, NH

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