I was a Lifeguard when I was sixteen. I lived away from home, worked at tiny beach where the only time I was forced to go in the water was to retrieve a few beachballs that had gone outside of the ropes.
Sunshine, bikini clad young women would actually approach me, although at the time I was too shy and naive to no what to say to them. Virtually no work, a place to stay that was share with the other lifeguard, no one telling us to clean it up, go to bed etc. And I got paid for it too.
There tend to be balancing forces in the universe. As an adult I worked for a leasing company that was beyond description.