suggestion for fun jobs over the summer

<p>It's late to apply for more jobs. But better late than never.</p>

<p>I'm currently looking at tutoring, lab assistant, and possibly becoming a bus driver. The thing is that becoming a bus driver will take up a lot of time. It takes a month to wait to take the written exam, and provided that I pass the test, the actual training takes 3 weeks. </p>

<p>I'm getting really bored right now. Other than friends to play sports with, I can't find friends to hang out with. Can someone suggest some fun jobs to me? You know, jobs that involve human interaction, decent pay, and provides emotional satisfaction?</p>

<p>Retail, dunno if it'll provide emotional satisfaction though. If anything you'll end up having to tell yourself not to burn the building down each time you wake up.</p>

<p>Good jobs that my friends have had:</p>

<p>-Day care assistant (you get good babysitting gigs that pay more than your job, but you don't see people your own age)
-Check-in at school (very few duties, very social, you can get your own work done if it was during the school year)
-Working at the mayor's office (government jobs pay well, but there really aren't people your age to hang out with)
-Beach tag checker (only works if you live at a beach for the summer, but the girls who worked there 1. got paid significantly above minimum wage, 2. their only duty was to sit at the entrance to the beach, and 3. they got paid by the day, so even if it thunderstormed at 12, they were allowed to go home and still got paid for working until 3)
-Ice cream store (good tips, but can be stressful at peak hours)
-Janitor (my friend hated this job, but his friends worked there)
-Lifeguard at the pool (social job, surrounded by cool people, but takes a lot of training)</p>

<p>I forgot to mention that I'd like a job that I can start right away. However, lifeguarding sounds nice. My friend is a lifeguard, and he just sits around and gets paid 10+/hr due to his long term commitment. On the other hand, I'm a way below average swimmer. How much training do you need?</p>

<p>Work at a country club or wait tables. </p>

<p>You'll probably get interesting stories out of it plus lots of tips.</p>

<p>Yeah, I had a friend who was a caddy at some rich country club (wait, that's redundant) and he made some really handsome tips. You just gotta know your golf clubs, that's pretty much all the intellectual capacity required.</p>

<p>I second the caddying job if your looking for big money. Consider working at an amusement park like Six Flags maybe?</p>

<p>Retail might be your only option at this point...but lots of places should be hiring since they need seasonal workers for the summer.</p>

<p>Chuck E Cheese's.</p>

<p>I used to love that place as a kid, and I bet the people who work there have loads of fun.</p>

<p>I work as a hitman. I would tell you the details but would have to kill you then.</p>

<p>beach tag checker sounds like an ideal job. I'll have to remind myself to move to the coast sometime.</p>

<p>Just curious, how many jobs do you guys have on your resumes? I have tutoring and paper route and bus driver (provided I pass test and training next month). In the long term, I think I'd definitely take a life guard job and drop the bus driving, because my friend gets paid like 10/hr. I'm just wondering how much I should commit to work such that I make money and I'm still getting good grades. Also the resume for grad school</p>

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I used to love that place as a kid, and I bet the people who work there have loads of fun.

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<p>Sadly, they don't. I thought this too, so I applied and went in for training one day, and all of the employees were telling me how mediocre their job was--half of them actually discussed what jobs they were trying to apply for. Needless to say, I didn't actually continue with that job.</p>

<p>But if you're looking for social interaction, I'd definitely suggest working in a restaurant (either hosting or serving). Your whole job is to just talk to people, mostly, and when it's slower, you can easily commiserate with your coworkers over whatever's bothering you that day. Some of my best friends are from my job.</p>

<p>When they say you need to be a STRONG swimmer to be a lifeguard, what they mean is: "You have to be a strong enough swimmer that you'll be able to tow a 200lb man across the length of the pool using only your legs to propel you." Or, at least, that's what my instructor made us do on a regular basis. I'm only 110lbs, so it was somewhat difficult to rescue some of the larger men in the class.</p>

<p>Don't worry about my physique. I have strong legs</p>

<p>I think I would like to work down at the animal shelter. I have no problem with volunteering. But being a poor college student, I'm always starving for cash. I don't know much about animal shelters, but I assume that there are not suitable part time positions there for a college student, is there?</p>

<p>Life guarding is a good summer job and I would encourage anyone who is interested to look into it. That being said life guarding is a serious job because lifeguards are reasonable for peoples lives. Below is some info about life guarding for you to consider</p>

<p>The prerequisites for red cross lifeguard training is being able to swim 12 lengths or six lap(300 yard) without stopping, but they don't have to be fast. Four of these lengths must be front crawl, four must be breast stroke and the remaining four can be either one. You must also be able to swim 100 yards retrieve a 10 pound object for the bottom of the pool and swim back with the object in under a minute and forty seconds. </p>

<p>If you can do that the training takes about a week and costs about $175.</p>

<p>The starting salary for life guards where I work is $7.25. </p>

<p>Also, while I enjoy my job, life guarding can be boring. You can't just "sit around and do nothing" you have to be alert and pay attention even if there are only one or two people in the pool. Most stands are far apart, and even if they were close together chatting is not allowed because it distracts a lifeguard for the people they are watching. A lifeguard needs to enforce the rules. It is extremely hard to tell a six year old that they are too short to go down the slide and sometimes their parents come and yell at you. Lifeguards also provides first aid and keep the pool deck and bathrooms clean on their downtime.</p>

<p>I know I am making life guarding sound really scary. I hope I'm not offending anyone. I think life guarding is a great summer job. It can be extremely rewarding. However I have seem to many life guards who don't know what they are getting them selves into and who make the job a lot harder for everyone else.</p>

<p>any job on the beach i would say:))))</p>

<p>"The starting salary for life guards where I work is $7.25. "</p>

<p>that's pretty ****ing awful considering you're in charge of protecting lives</p>

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any job on the beach i would say)))

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<p>I totally agree, but the closest body of water I know of is a river called "skunk river" and the closest beach is over 1000 miles away</p>

<p>Are there casinos where you live? Can you get a job at one?</p>