Some of these might be redundant, and I've waited so long to finish this, it may not be worth reading. I mean, I'm already bored with it and I haven't even begun.
4. No clothes. You get to set around all day in a swimsuit. When I lifeguarded, I drove a car that didn't have air conditioning, so by the time I got to work, I had to jump in the pool before my shift to get cooled off. If I had had a job where you wore clothes, I think I'd either have died of heat exhaustion or gotten fired for looking way nappy.
3. Flexible uniform. The swimsuits I wore were stretchy so they were never too tight or anything, just adjusted if you gained or lost a few pounds. Very flexible and comfortable uniform (Speedo or TYR were my favorite).
2. Self-pride (not the bad kind). I loved and still love talking about how I used to be a lifeguard. It gave me a sense of pride to be like, I can save lives if I need to, and I sit in the sun for money. I thought it was cool anyway, even if you don't think so :)
AND NOW THE NUMBER ONE REASON LIFEGUARDING IS THE BEST JOB EVER: Rubbing it in peoples' faces that you are so much more tan than they are, and sitting around a pool all day, and going home after a shift, taking a shower, and going out with your friends and that feeling on your skin after you've been in the sun. It was good times :)