Just Be Happy You’re Not a McCarren Park Pool Lifeguard

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People bathe on opening day of the newly renovated McCarren Park Pool on June 28, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The historic 37,000 square-foot pool had been closed since 1983 but has been rejuvenated by a $50 million restoration. Today is the first day New York City public pools opened for the summer. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

"Every morning when I wake up, I pray for rain," writes one anonymous pool-wrangler. Turns out heat, fights, thefts, backflipping teens, diaper accidents, and creative professionals make for a tough work environment.