I love this community crewmembers forum! Its soo informative and fun to read!
anyways... just wanted to know if anyone is heading to the steiner academy or ymca anytime soon.. say April 1st when i get there? It would be nice to know someone before i go... at least someone to travel and eat with !!
Also, does anyone also know what happens on the first week of Steiner training? (im a massage therapist) Is it true i have to wear tons of makeup and wear nude stockings all the time?? and there are tests/evaluations everyday?
and i've heard some mixed reviews for the ymca accomodations. any one have any know how or tips??
Tons of makeup as a massage therapist..? that doesn't make sense. Anyway Steiner just bought out our spas and I just want to say that within a year our salary was cut TWICE!!! This company raised the price of our services to then turn around and cut our pay!! Not to mention, they added longer work weeks and business hours in addition to more techs now our books are practically empty. We are commission based employees only so we basically work for free!!! They capped our commission and we only get a raise every 3 years!!! YOU ARE UP FOR A RAISE ONLY IF YOU FALL UNDER A CERTAIN TIER!!! THE COMMISSION HAS BEEN BROUGHT DOWN TO 26% from 30% in one year!!! THEY HAVE ALSO REQUIRED US TO PAY MORE ON OUR HEALTHCARE! This company is pure evil, their response is if you don't like it leave. When they cut our pay the first time an employee asks if execs pay were cut as well and she was reamed by human resources and the regional manager for mentioning it. I hope steiner execs burns in hell. Keep treating your employees like crap and eventually this will be posted in the los angeles and new york times. I want the world to know about your demeaning employee treatment and fear tactics you treat us like second class disposable citizens.
Go to the interview and check it out, Ill be at the YMCA in april for a week before I join my next ship, already did 4 contracts so its not that bad, you make some money, travel, you do work long hours but at least is rewarding!
I've worked for Steiner for 8,5 months and went trough training at Steiner / YMCA. It is great opportunity, but it is def not for everybody. Also I had some ethics issues, that is my reason why i am not returning. I've written my entire experience down in a blog; cruiseship-personaltrainer.com
Unlike some others, I have finished my contract and can give you a unbiased and honest opinion of the company and the work. Because there is a lot of false information on different websites and from different people.
There is a lot of anger from people that did not finish the training or the contract, and also a lot of extremely positive information from people that see everything trough pink glasses or never ran into trouble, or just never had many problems with ethical issues.