To this day we still have inadequate supplies, including sterile water for treating wounds. 7.
Spray Ground a.
Legally, a lifeguard needs to be stationed in the Spray Ground if there is no
Swim at your Own Risk, No Lifeguard on Duty
sign posted. There is no such sign. There are no Lifeguards stationed there. b.
She has concessions workers who are stationed there who allegedly have received CPR and First-Aid training; however, this does not certify them as lifeguards. 8.
Child Labor Laws a.
A 17 year old guard worked 110 hours in a pay period with no enforced or documented minor breaks, yet another OSHA infraction. b.
Minors are also not allowed to work more than 8 hours in a given day. There are several guards, who are minors, who have worked 12 hour days. 9.
The Recreation Director a.
She is very absent at the pool, and refuses to properly delegate tasks. She has, on several occasions, told me that I don
t have the ability to alter chemicals in the pool house, but she would direct me to do so on days where she could not solve the problem. b.
She scheduled guards above council requested guidelines, and created a false schedule to show to council. This is a fact easily confirmed by comparing recorded time sheets to the reported schedule. This is a fact she admitted to the entire guarding staff on at least one occasion. c.
During my first two weeks, I logged 147 hours. I was only paid for 125. The remaining hours have yet to be paid. ii.
Tried to withhold an underage guard
s hours so that the aforementioned labor laws wouldn
t come under the scrutiny of the finance department. iii.
Guards are, often, required to work through their lunch, which is still being deducted from their pay. d.
She chose to not give managers keys, knowing such a decision could lead to any of the following: i.
If there is a potential spinal injury in the Spray Ground, we need to be able to shut off the water and open up the gates on the side for EMS to enter and exit more efficiently. Without keys, we are unable to do so. ii.
Because we do not have keys, and Ms. Spencer was late to unlock for private lessons on this past Saturday and Sunday (7/5/14 and 7/6/14), the parents of lessons children were irate, and guards lost the pay from the lessons. iii.
She is hard to reach when she is away from the pool. 1.
On occasions which she is informed that she is either late or needs to be at the pool, it has taken as long as 45 minutes for her to arrive.