Looking Back On Our Summer Jobs
Whether it was during high school or college, whether the goal was to have spending money or to pay rent, most of us know the struggles and the joys of working a summer job. Because we are feeling nostalgic as summer draws to a close, we’ve collected summer job stories from members of our team!
Worst Summer Job Ever
Sometimes we find ourselves in summer jobs where the only good thing about them is that they only lasted a summer. Do any of our team’s stories sound familiar?
Doctor Charity: The job that stands out as the worst I ever had was working the appetizer station at a large chain restaurant. Spending the evening frying potato skins, cheese, and other assorted foods left a bad taste in my mouth. (yes, pun intended) Although, the occasional mess up with the molten lava chocolate cake wasn’t awful.
Amber: The worst job I ever had was working at a fast food sandwich shop. The floors were so greasy I had to walk carefully so I didn’t slip and fall. Then when I got home at night I smelled like the food even after a shower. That one stayed with me for a long time!
Check out this video from Jimmy Fallon to hear about some more bad summer jobs!
The Good Times
Just as there are bad summer jobs, there are also good ones. Maybe nothing particularly dramatic happened, but they still hold a fond place in our memories.
Pam: The best summer job I had was working at Handy Dan’s Hardware Store. I basically got paid to walk around and show people where the hammers were located. Yes…that is all I did. The best part was that I learned about tools. I don’t know how to use them, but I know where to find them in a hardware store!
Jennifer: My most fun summer job was being a lifeguard at a water park in my hometown. I got to make saves in the wavepool, make up fun songs about saving lives with my coworkers, and get some sweet tan lines!
Amber: I loved working at Great Wolf Lodge! I got to work with children in the Cub Club. We played outside, tie dyed shirts, I got to read them stories at bedtime and of course there was the fun mascot who the kids really loved.
Whether the summer job itself is good or bad, it’s the funny stories and the crazy moments that stand out the most.
Krista: While in high school I was a nanny and I had my first experience as a dental professional. The little one that I was in charge was jumping on the trampoline. After awhile she got off and placed both of her two front teeth in my hand!
Jen: Assisting with Root Canals on Saturdays while I was going through hygiene school. I really enjoyed my doctor and he usually treated me to bagels in the morning. At 20 years old, that was pretty awesome. He was new to the specialist world and told great stories. The patients actually enjoyed their root canals and gave us lots of compliments by the time they were finished. It was a great feeling to help get people out of pain!
Now, It’s YOUR Turn!
What was YOUR most memorable summer job? Share your own experiences in the comments section below or send us a message on our Facebook page!
Thanks for being a part of our practice’s story!
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