Took the little one to Volunteer Park to splash in the wading pool the other day and overheard the parks department attendant discussing his work with a fellow parks-employed teen. Sounds like the perfect summer job. Next summer, if I can figure out how to view my laptop screen in the sunshine glare, I’m applying for the job.
Job: Volunteer Park wading pool attendant
Responsibilities: Sit next to wading pool, clear kids out every two hours, sprinkle in chemicals to kill pee germs
Hardest part of job: Explaining to kids and parents what chemicals you are putting in water and why
Perks: Sunshine, reading time, hot moms, hot dads, hot au pairs
Potential careerpaths: Professional lifeguard, literary editor, biohazard specialist