Pros: everyday was different and exciting.
Cons: being fired and re-hired each session (summer, fall, winter, spring)
A typical day at work started with opening and setting up the pool facility. After that I would take the cash float out and open up the cash register and then I would welcome and greet patrons coming in to use the pool facility. Throughout the day I would perform cash transactions for patrons using the pool and purchasing memberships, and help with any groups/schools coming into the facility. I would also help my supervisors with any office duties needed, as well as general cleanliness of the office, change rooms and pool deck. Also I provided general first aid or help to any patrons in need. I learned a lot from this job, as I worked with a large variety of people (both coworkers and patrons). I learned improved interpersonal skills, applied first aid skills, how to effectively deal with many different situations involving the public and coworkers and improved organizational skills. I really enjoyed working with my supervisors, as they were always helpful and understanding. The hardest part of my job was when higher up management did not stand behind the lifeguards and staff when we enforced rules and polices, but I understand that they have to satisfy the public. The most enjoyable part of my job was working with and helping children, especially in the summertime.