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HotTakes
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Summer jobs in HS/college

What did y’all do? I cut grass and worked at camps. Loved both jobs. Feel bad for some kids because gas is $4.70 for regular where I am at, so no lawn cutting business's or cruising the town for them probably.


kywildcatfanone
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Wildcat Country!
Member since Oct 2012
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I mowed yards and worked at an arcade.


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cable
Member since Oct 2018
8093 posts

landscaping
farm work
mover
construction
painting
warehouse stuff/unloading trucks
grocery store - stocking shelves

pretty much every shite job on earth

then I got far enough in my education that I started getting better jobs

internships
teaching
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TigerFanatic99
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South Bend, Indiana
Member since Jan 2007
21507 posts

I worked year round at a farm that sold Christmas Trees and sod on Juban. Was all of half a mile from the house so I could easily ride a bike there.


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cypresstiger
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The South
Member since Aug 2008
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Built fences


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llfshoals
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Member since Nov 2010
11790 posts

Small town, there were 2 places really. Furniture plant and trailer plant. Neighbors dad owned the trailer plant, so that was it for me


double d
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Amarillo by morning
Member since Jun 2004
15346 posts

Did insulation and scaffold work at plants along the river, made you appreciate going back to school at the end of each summer or Christmas break.


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GreatLakesTiger24
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quote:

Summer jobs in HS/
none

quote:

college
internships


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The Spleen
Alabama Fan
Member since Dec 2010
38863 posts

No summer jobs for me, just year round ones. High school I worked at a grocery store. Started out bagging groceries, then moved to cashier and stocker.

College I worked all kinds of jobs. Hotel front desk, hotel banquet bartender and server, restaurant server, bar back, painter.


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Billy Blanks
Arkansas Fan
Member since Dec 2021
824 posts

quote:

Feel bad for some kids because gas is $4.70 for regular where I am at, so no lawn cutting business's or cruising the town for them probably.




Most teens today don't work. Also, most do NOT want to learn to drive. The iphone generation sucks on this front. They use the internet but don't know what any of it is called. It's bizarre. For example, they might be on chrome but not know it's called a browser.

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What did y’all do?


Worked at a golf course shagging golf balls.
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Sus-Scrofa
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Member since Feb 2013
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Worked all through highschool at a warehouse my friend's dad owned. 3-8 during the schoolyear and normal hours in the summer.

Bizarre job, mostly stuffing junk mail, bundling and bagging junk mail off the printer, and literally putting plastic Easter eggs together for an Easter promotion.

shite pay, but there was a group of us who worked there the whole time, and our friend's dad wouldn't fire us despite our best efforts. We were usually still better employees than the hourly workers he'd get brought in through the workforce services thing in town.


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KLSU
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2003
9417 posts

Highschool - I was mantainance/lawn guy at a church in our nighborhood

College - Helper and firewatch at chemical plants then built computers for a local computer store.


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Horsemeat
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Truckin' somewhere in the US
Member since Dec 2014
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14&15 I assisted the groundskeeper at a church camp
16&17 Was Taco Bell, then switched to a music store in the mall until I left for college.
College I worked at a bowling alley cleaning up spit cans, ash trays, beer bottles/spilled beer, etc left behind by the "adults" of the area, then I moved to the back and helped fix the machines so I wouldn't have to put up with the stupid shite those drama queens love to start.
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soccerfüt
Location: A Series of Tubes
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Lied about my age and got a job at a marine fabrication yard.

Worked there Summers and over Christmas holidays.

Made bank compared to my schoolmates working at grocery stores, fast food and the like.


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tigerinthebueche
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Erwinville, LA.
Member since Oct 2010
32559 posts

I washed airplanes and cleaned them up after flights while I was in high school. Small planes like turboprops.

I worked in a pipe yard in Morgan City during summers while in college. Cleaned thread protectors and drifted pipe for an inspection company.


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yellowfin
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Coastal Bar
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Bartender

ETA: summers I worked offshore as a production operator
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DeltaTigerDelta
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2017
8536 posts

Worked at a lumber yard like 84 Lumber in high school. Was their first employee.

At the county tax assessor/collector office in college.


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Salmon
USA Fan
On the trails
Member since Feb 2008
81325 posts

In HS I worked with my Dad in his woodworking shop.

In college I worked in a lumber yard delivering to all corners of the state. I would work 90-100 hour weeks all summer. I made enough money to last the school year (gas, food, rent, etc)


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Homesick Tiger
LSU Fan
Greenbrier, AR
Member since Nov 2006
53062 posts

Pumped gas at my uncle's station. Made eighty cents an hour. Worked for a hardware store where I helped an old man pull water wells and replace the pumps. Then worked for a traffic survey company counting cars at intersections. Then worked for the railroad switching boxcars and riding trains.


Lonnie Utah
The Citadel Fan
Utah!
Member since Jul 2012
15815 posts

In high school I worked at the local pool doing concession stand/ticket sales and the like. There were 3 guys and 2 young ladies on the crew that rotated jobs. The "boss" was pretty lax and it was amazing that none of us got fired (including the day the fire dept. showed up...)

In college I got a job cutting grass and emptying trash cans from the maint dept. at the local hospital. It progressed to changing florescent light bulbs and other small jobs (like shoveling out the medical waste incinerator) Buy the end of my time working there, they actually let me try and fix things on my own. The hospital was old and there was broken stuff everywhere. It help me learn all sorts of fix it skills that have proved invaluable later in life. I still say it was one of the best jobs I ever had.
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