I work at a Trump establishment and it is exactly what you would expect
‘So many cougars’
I work at Trump National Golf Club Hudson Valley in Stormville, NY as a lifeguard. Believe me when I tell you it is exactly how you would expect.
This year Donald J. Trump is the Republican presidential nominee. I will say nothing about him in this regard. Instead I want to share what working at one of his country clubs is really like.
As all lifeguards do, I get paid for sitting in a chair and watching children swim in shallow sections, understanding that more likely than not, no one will ever need saving.
I will occasionally see a former pro diver do tricks off the diving board, but other than that I get to sit in the cushioned chair under an umbrella and think.
The minute the doors open, families all around the area pour in to swim at the pool.
I have a personal relationship with most everyone that comes to the pool, and am able to size-up any family the moment they walk in the door.
Let me also add that the women at Trump are beautiful – except even the mothers are probably out of my league.
I get paid to eat. Unlike many other pools, I get to pick food off the clubhouse menu whenever I want.
I usually go with a salad with chicken, a slew of vegetables and nuts, and a nice drink to go on the side. If I am feeling really crazy, I will get a classic turkey club or maybe a seafood dish. I am fed like a king.
Flexibility of schedule
And I’m not only speaking about the days off from the pool.
I am in the chair twenty minutes at a time, and then get an hour on break for every one of those twenty-minute-increments. On top of this, I am able to request days off when I need a break from the ‘crazy and hectic’ lifestyle.
Lifeguarding is not for me. I have enjoyed myself these past two years but I would rather bust my butt at a job that provides mental and emotional compensation, than just glide by with something to fill the time.
Despite the food and attractive moms, working here has given me a great opportunity to experience a job that I now know I have no interest in working in the future.