By: Tomas Hunacek, Summer 2015 Work and Travel Ambassador Scholar

Every day I wake up at 6:15 a.m., and to be honest it takes me a while until I finally get out of my bed. Nonetheless when I finally get out, I have just enough time to eat a huge portion of breakfast and brush my teeth. After such a morning procedure, the van is waiting for me and my friends to give us a ride to work – a company warehouse.

In the warehouse I receive radio, receipts, and papers needed to rent the chairs and umbrellas. I get important information about current weather conditions and notices from company management.

When we all have our stuff, the van gives us our second ride – to take us to a beach, where we usually work. At the beach we check whether everything is all right and if it is, we setup rental equipment including beach chairs and umbrellas, as well as lifeguard stations with all appropriate attire – everything needs to be ready at 9 a.m.

Most of the day I spend watching the sea on my stand – people are not allowed to go further than chest deep – controlling the beach, enforcing beach rules, and renting chairs and umbrellas; for such we can be called a dual role lifeguards.

I’m telling you, you never know what to expect on the beach. One day it may be a shark made of sand or a sting ray.

Slightly after 5:25 the van is again waiting to give me a ride home. I’m usually done at 7pm for free time to do my stuff, so I can go party, shop or just chill out on a balcony and enjoy the view.

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