As the fourth of July sneaks up on us, I think back to two years ago when I spent the holiday working ALL day under the hot sun. I was stuck lifeguarding by myself from 10am-8pm. Since everyone was out on vacation or they already had plans I remember feeling miserable, while all my friends were at the beach.
When I think back to that time, I can't help but feel a little angry that my boss didn’t even offer to pay me time and a half since I watched the pool all by myself, as a 15-year-old, on the fourth of July. Now that I think back, she wasn’t very nice.
Have you ever been forced to work during a holiday?