To become a Lifeguard, you must first take a physical test in order to be admitted to the course which then requires an attendance of a month in both physical and theoretical classes. At the end of it, you’ll have to pass three tests, one is a simple test of multiple choice. Another one is… Continue reading A Lifeguard’s Saga – Ep.14 – Not Fit For The Job
We all hear hilarious and obnoxious crap anywhere we work. Be it from fellow employees, bosses or customers, they all have some traditional sayings common to the place where we, from the other side that does put up with them, have to deal with. Here’s a list of some of the (mostly) dumb crap I have… Continue reading Crap that Lifeguards hear while on duty.
I believe I have written something like the lines that you’ll be reading below but I cannot fathom the human ego. It sickens and disgusts me to the point of generating anger. I’d wish I could bury my torpedo up some people’s asses or down into their heads sometimes. What exactly are you thinking, Mr.… Continue reading A Lifeguard’s Saga – Ep.13 – Ego
On the previous Sunday, the weather was exceptionally amazing. Barely any wind at all and the sun gloriously shined upon the beaches of Portugal. Since it was Sunday, a lot more people were at the beach. From either the city or the interior of the country, families, and groups of friends migrates to the shoreline… Continue reading A Lifeguard’s Saga – Ep.12 – Who Let The Dogs Out?
The man and the sea. I’m sure this is a famous title to a poetry book, but today, this same title will describe this episode of A Lifeguard’s Saga. I always seem to forget, that despite the memories that I have of this job, being a Lifeguard is mostly a boring/lonely job. Boring because sometimes… Continue reading A Lifeguard’s Saga – Ep.11 – The Man And The Sea
The season has started! My Lifeguard course is still valid until 2018 and since I didn’t have a better job opportunity at the moment, I decided to take the role as a Lifeguard for this Summer of 2017. I’ll be working full time, from 9:30 to 19:30 every day! I hope! I wouldn’t like to… Continue reading A Lifeguard’s Saga – Ep.10 – Renewal
Hello Autumn. Until next time Summer! The season has passed. At the beggining of September all Lifeguards notice a huge decrease in the flow of people, here at the zone where I work, the number of Lifeguards gets cut almost in half for the same areas since there are a lot less people coming to… Continue reading A Lifeguard’s Saga – Ep.9 – Farewell Summer
If you remember from my previous entry on this category, I have passed through a near death experience which you can read all about it here: goo.gl/ta5J8P After all that, just fifteen minutes after I left the beach in order to go home and recover, one little man, a colleague of mine who works for the… Continue reading A Lifeguard’s Saga – Ep.8 – Restrained Fury
And here it came. September 1st, supposed to be the most calm month of the summer to work as a Lifeguard at the beach. The sea was altered from what it was on the day before. Waves crumbled on themselves and clashed against the rocks in the distance, allowing for small lakes to be relatively… Continue reading A Lifeguard’s Saga/Death – Ep.7 – The Sea’s Embrace
It is almost over. I’ve been working since June 21th without a day off and I am exhausted. Not physically speaking but the way my mind functions is clearly affected by this routine. I constantly lose the track of the days and I can’t keep myself concentrated long enough to write not even 50% of… Continue reading A Lifeguard’s Saga – Ep. 6 – Exhaustion