So, I was looking at job postings today and I found something interesting. There are several postings for a Lifeguard at Edwards Air Force Base. That’s not the interesting thing. It is, after all, the Air Force. Everybody knows Flyboys can’t swim. If it had been Navy, then it would have been interesting.
No, the interesting part was this:
Why the discrepancy in pay? The job qualifications, descriptions, and titles are the same.
Are some expected to save more lives than others?
Does the pay vary by degree of tan?
I have no idea, but I hope I am never drowning at Edwards AFB when the cheap ass lifeguard is on duty. You get what you pay for.
P.S. If you plan on drowning at Cape Hatteras, you’re screwed. The posting for the lifeguard there says $10 an hour, which works out to only $20,800.
P.S.S. This reminds me of when I worked in the Navy Hospital in Memphis and we would get attempted suicides in the ER. Marines would occasionally decide to end it all by drinking a bottle of detergent. Unfortunately, all this did was make them vomit and fart bubbles. Eventually, the docs would get pissed when the same ones kept showing up again and again. Several times they would tell the suicidal jarheads that if they were serious, they should drink bleach, but otherwise quit wasting their time. God love them, Marines are dumb. They get their brains beat out of them in training. That's why they believed us when we would tell them not to throw toothpicks in the urinals because crabs could pole vault.