Pay lifeguards minimum wage
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 6:32 am

Wow, Just because Potsdam is exempt from minimum wage rules they think it is ok to pay lifeguards less than everyone else? I know the summer job market is tough for college kids, but no one needs a burger flipping license. The story mentions the $250 cost to be a certified life guard. It doesn't mention the # of unpaid hours required to receive lifeguard credentials. I say pay them for their training, pay for their certificates, and pay them minimum wage. If they don't complete their summer contract the certificate reimbursement doesn't happen. Of course, who needs lifeguards? In the old days we did just fine with mom and dad, don't close the beach.