Why Lifeguarding Is The Best And Worst Job Ever


1. Pro: You get paid to tan, essentially.

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Con: You have the worst tan lines of all time.

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2. Pro: You get to rock sweet lifeguard swag.

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Con: If you wear it outside of work everyone expects you to intervene in crises.

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3. Pro: You get to take a lot of unexpected breaks.

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Con: It’s usually because someone shat in the pool.

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4. Pro: You have the ability to save LIVES.

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Con: You might have to actually save a life.

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5. Pro: Kids at the pool are a great source of entertainment.

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Con: Kids are the worst.

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6. Pro: If it rains hard enough, you don’t have to work!

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Con: If you don’t work, you don’t get paid.

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7. Pro: You get to stare at people wearing bathing suits all day long.

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Con: That’s not always a good thing.

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8. Pro: Guard Parties

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Con: Lifeguarding with a hangover.

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9. Pro: On nice days you’re psyched to be outside.

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Con: So is everyone else…

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10. Pro: On crappy days you know you won’t be busy at work.

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Con: It’s sooooo boring.

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11. Pro: Bossing people around is super awesome!

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Con: Bossing your friends’ parents around is not super awesome.

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12. Pro: You get to go swimming on your breaks, which is what you’d be doing anyway.

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Con: You smell like chlorine for an entire summer.

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13. Pro: All the concession stand snacks your stomach can handle, FREE*!

*(Or discount, depending on where you work or how good of friends you are with the snack stand workers).

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Con: It’s arguably the worst time of the year to be carbo-loading.

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14. Pro: If you save someone who is drowning everyone thinks you’re a hero.

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Con: If you save someone who isn’t drowning everyone thinks you’re insane.

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15. Pro: Hanging with your friends all summer! Seriously, this is the most fun job EVER!

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17. Pro: It really is the best way to spend your summer.

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Con: The summer always goes too fast!

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