I trained as a lifeguard. The responsibility these guys have to take in doesn't really fit the pay. So unless that's what you're totally into. Don't ever be a lifeguard.
@Dimir FTW, I get paid 10$ an hour to stare at people swim. I get paid fine fam.
@Memes Or Death, I mean you're right but do you understand the repercussions if something where to happen and you didn't respond quick enough or do something right. That blame goes all the way to you. It's all fun until something happens
@Dimir FTW, ya, but you may be blamed, but you aren't the one who will be sued. Whoever hired you will be
@Memes Or Death, true but in a civil suit the victim can sue you personally
@Dimir FTW, yes, you could sue the 19 yo with 600$ in his savings account, or you could sue the company that has millions. Odds are pretty good in my favor
@Dimir FTW, also any decent pool you work for will give you insurance
@Memes Or Death, you would think that but the option is still there. If someone dies or critically injured don't think for second that they wouldn't go after you also. You're the one that was supposed to protect not your company your the one in job.
@Dimir FTW, lifeguarding sucks i make minimum wage (which is 7.25 in VA) but the company i work for does yearly raises so it's only one year of making jack-shjt.
@Dimir FTW, and yes, you can be sued for negligence. It's very, very common.
@Dimir FTW, also a trained life guard and currently in my 2nd season of working, totally not worth it but I feel more important than I would just flipping burgers ✌🏼️and yeah if you miss something you're gonna be personally sued
@Memes Or Death, unfortunately you don't have to pick one person to sue, you just site everyone at once and take what you can get. And on another note I would rather see them paid well so that my life isn't in the hands of a guy that doesn't care and just wants to watch people swim and collect a paycheck.
@GunSupporter, most places have good insurance for that that covers their workers though. If they didn't no one would work for them
@Memes Or Death, doesn't work that way. A business has insurance for the business because they are liable for your actions. You are also liable for your own actions and reconcile for your own insurance. I maintain industrial equipment and if my manager tells me to modify safety equipment, it is my own responsibility to refuse because I can be held liable while the company is coveted by their insurance.
@Memes Or Death, I'm going to come to your pool and pretend to drown so you have to kiss me
@Dimir FTW, in Canada you will get $18-20/hr and all the liability insurance a company can get (although Im not sure our laws on personal insurance) - we aren't very "sue-y" in Canada
@Dimir FTW, Damn right. Worst job I ever had. At least the others I worked with made it bearable.
It depends on how stereotypically attrictive he or she is
As a guard myself, and just some handy advice, take what you will from it, your job isn't only to act when an emergency happens, it's to also take steps to prevent it which, in doing so, builds a defense for yourself should something arise.
Not that you can stop everything of course but to be fearful of repercussions before something actually happens defeats the purpose of becoming a guard because that mentality puts your safety in front of the person in trouble.
Call it a foolish saints mentality, but that's how I hold myself while I'm at work.
Just my two cents.
There goes all the fat people
I'm good with it