I should have been a Newport lifeguard


When thinking about career options with high salaries, lifeguarding is probably not one of the first jobs to come to mind. But it apparently should. In Newport Beach, lifeguards are compensated well, when compared, say, to the county annual median household income is $71,735. Even excluding benefits like health care and pension, more than half the lifeguards receive a total salary, including overtime pay, exceeding $100,000. And they also receive an annual allowance of $400 for “Sun Protection.” And probably get all the girls too. Read more here on the Orange County Register.

(The only video I found on the issue right now. I don’t necessarily agree on his point of view, as lifeguards in my view perform an at least as important job as for instance some stock broker burning his own and other people’s money)


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