As a Schlitterbahn employee, I get lots of reactions when I tell people that I work at the World’s Best Waterpark. During the summer months, it is pretty consistent with “Oh my god, that is awesome! ” Obviously. And then summer ends, and things start to get weird. When you tell people that you work at a waterpark in the fall, people look at you questionably, and ask, “What in the world DO YOU DO in the Fall? I mean, you’re not even open.”
Personally, I have learned that the more I defend my work and elaborate on what I do, the more it sounds like I don’t do anything… Well, I do something, I come up with answers for when people ask me what I do in the fall. (; (Just in case you didn’t get it, that was a joke.)
So, as waterpark employees, let’s embrace the common misconceptions and share a laugh about them. Or should I say six laughs?
In no particular order, here are some of my favorite misconceptions of being a waterpark employee. Enjoy. I know I did.
1. Once the season is over we flip the light switch off, take a bow and walk away.
2. We take a 9-month vacation.
3.No matter what, when we tell people we work at a waterpark they automatically assume we’re all lifeguards. Everyone from Graphic Designers to Accounting.
4. We have absolutely nothing to do from the end of September to April.
5. We all just pine away for summer and hot sunny days.
6. Opening day we show back up at the waterpark, take the tarp off everything, and turn the light switch back on. We’re back y’all!
Now that we have cleared the air on all of our misconceptions. let me tell you what really goes down in the fall at Schlitterbahn Waterparks…
The waterpark may be closed, but our resorts are open year around. Maybe it’s time to consider taking that Fall weekend getaway. We’re here with nothing to do. We’ll meet you in the heated pool for an afternoon cocktail. (JK, we’re super busy)
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