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By emonsteadman / Monday 28 May 2012 14:05 / United States - Denton
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  gntfmlingnow  |  12

How is one supposed to enforce rules at the pool if they can't leave the stand? That makes no sense, ask your boss about being allowed to get down and actually enforcing those rules

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  Meettitan  |  14

47- what do you suggest he do to the teenager to enforce the rules? He'll get kicked out eventually but it's not the lifeguards job to get distracted from his JOB and yell at asshole teens.

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  gntfmlingnow  |  12

55 - while I understand that keeping watch over the pool is - and most definitely should be - the most important thing, most pools I go to don't have anyone else watching to kick out those people, and more often than not the same assholes cause tons of problems. So being able to ask people to leave the area, especially after they showed that they have no respect for those who are keeping people safe, would make sense to me.

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  Meettitan  |  14

71- unless he's being paid to be a bouncer too, then that's not his job. I understand that most pools are understaffed, and it is a shame that the kid wasn't kicked out immediately, but like I said the lifeguard needs to do his job. Fuck his life for not being able to wash off though.

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  XxDevilxXGt  |  26

I think OP could be new at lifeguarding, because I was a lifeguard before and if someone at a pool throws something at you or violates the rules in some way when you're on duty then the lifeguard can ban the person from the pool completely.. Or tell your boss and the boss will ban them. Banhammer!

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  NuTrees  |  9

47- yelling at yahoos would distract him from the pool. He should have a Wally talkie to tell some one to get that boy and bring him a wet towel.

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  iwojima1945  |  2

every pool that i have worked at, it has been their job. as a life guard you job is not just to save the occasional kid that thinks they can swim but cant, but also to enforce the rules of the pool and keep it a safe environment, running is usually always listed as a violation of pools rules, so the "life"guard was infact doing their job, but was unable to execute to the full extent of their ability.

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  ArrickMorris  |  4

FYI for any burn, except a sunburn, you shouldn't put any kind of ointment or cream especially not a powder on it.

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  DocBastard  |  38

Arrick, there are two problems with your comment: 1) My comment was a joke 2) Every burn should have something put on it EXCEPT first degree. Second degree burns, especially deep ones, should have an antibiotic cream applied daily. First degree burns (including sunburns) don't need anything. Aloe or lidocaine gel will help it feel better, but it will not help it heal better or faster. Please don't argue with me on this, because I personally guarantee you will lose.

By  SarahBearrra  |  4

Well atleast you tasted good?

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  kyleekay  |  25

99- Your comment contradicts your original statement. Considering OP had to go above and beyond a high school diploma and standard interview to get his job, I think it's safe to assume he doesn't want to risk losing it over some bratty teenager.

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  kitkat2014  |  6

159- you don't have to go above and beyond a high school diploma to be a lifeguard!!!! Bahahaha!!!!! My friend is 16 years old and he's a certified lifeguard at a public pool. Maybe you should learn some facts before you open your mouth ;)

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  kyleekay  |  25

I should've said and/or when referencing the high school diploma and standard job interview. My point, which very obviously went over your head, is that typically one needs to undergo training, certifications, etc that would not be required at a "normal" job to obtain a lifeguard position. Therefore you should be able to safely assume that OP will not want to throw his job out the window because of some kid.

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  mk58  |  31

61: At least** If you're going to be a grammar nazi on a typo, at least have the decency to do it right. You're giving the rest of us a bad name!

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