OT: summer jobs?

Vimy Ridgeway /

With all those peeps on the forums today, it got me to wondering how the summer job market for students is where you are. Is it hard to get work this year? The NYTimes had a story on Sunday that said summer job prospects were the worst they had been since the government began keeping records in 1948.

Is it that bad?

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I have never had a problem finding summer jobs (thank goodness). I live in Canton/Massillon, Ohio.

The past two summers I worked at Jimmy Johns (sub shop), this year I am working at a cemetary...

Buried my first person today... sorta depressing.

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-Unholysmokers - Chad Ferguson /

If you can't find a job you aren't looking hard enough. Period. There are pages of jobs available here and pretty much anywhere I have looked....you may not be making a ton of money, you may not like what you are doing, but they are there for sure.

I hate when I read articles about how there are no jobs anywhere.....there just aren't many GOOD jobs available.

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Vimy Ridgeway /

Just think of Six Feet Under and keep going. Took my son three months to get a job after he returned from Montreal. And the economy's supposed to be pretty good up here.

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-Unholysmokers - Chad Ferguson /

Oh, and I am working at an elementary school for the summer. Basically I come in early and help make breakfast, play games with them (usually battleship, yahtzee, and mancala), go to the pool or park, and every Friday we are going on field trips to water parks, caves, amusement parks, etc. It's a seriously sweet job.

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Vimy Ridgeway /

Is it like a day camp counselor job? My son did that for a few summers.

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Brendan Chenelle /

I work summers at tyco electronics.

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-Unholysmokers - Chad Ferguson /

Basically. Our program runs all year but during the summer it's must less structured.....basically just hanging out all day.

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I get paid $10 an hour to read this forum, no shit. I am a computer consultant at my school and spend about half my shift browsing this site. I love technology. 1st official Broped ride tonight!

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i repair mopeds for my summer job. and valet park cars. kind of opposite ends of the spectrum.

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Vimy Ridgeway /

Best job.

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Vimy Ridgeway /

My son got a job as a waiter at a high-end restaurant chain. Good tips, good training.

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toe fur threadkiller /

i get paid too much to do too little.

fifty hours+ on average.

and i sit on my ass and put circuit boards together, then i deliver them to where they belong.

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Vimy Ridgeway /

Boring work gets really...boring. Penguins 2, Detroit, nil.

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toe fur threadkiller /

i let my hands go on autopilot and i sit around and write stories and poetry in my head for my own amusement, play word games, add numbers, i consider the lyrics to whatever song i'm hearing, consider my life in general, consider getting a pile of tacos for the passenger seat, get stoked about the next moped event...

boring work rules.

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Vimy Ridgeway /

Did that kind of work. Imaginative disassociation required. Stuffed wild animals. Plans, however gauzy.

Penguins 2, Wings 1.

We have a game.

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I am a private instructor. I get paid 30 bucks an hour to teach people music.

I love having valuable skills.

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Internet porn is always looking for new hires.

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i am just gonna mow lawns cuz people here r rich, not my parents though :(, so i will get 15-30 bucks an hour which isn't bad at all

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i have two jobs, one in the graduate school records office where i process dissertations/etc. and one in the dean's office where i'm a receptionist.

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Steamboat Aka J. R. Stevens /

Try one of the employment agencies. Some agencies do all the payroll and paperwork. If the employer doesn't like your work ethics etc.c the just say they don't need you anymore. No questions asked. Some people use them all year because they don;t want to be tied down. Jim

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retail jockey at h&m for me until i get my diploma in the mail to apply for real jobs.

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stop moaning! and start .. moaning laws ?

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