What’s the best summer job you had

April 17, 2018

best-summer-jobMost of us worked at summer jobs when we were teens. I know I did. And I know I had a best summer job.

Maybe you did, too. Or maybe you weren’t a teen. Maybe your best summer job came later.

Whenever it was, I’m dying to know.

My best summer job was in a supermarket as a meat wrapper. Yes, that’s right. A meat wrapper. I was almost 18 and getting ready to go to college. There was a specific cute teenage bag boy that I had a crush on. Those of us working at that supermarket would all go to parties together. It was a great way to spend the summer before I went away to college. I enjoyed every one of those parties. They made wrapping meat, even LIVER, worth it.

Little did I know I’d meet my future and current husband just a few months later.

How about you? What was your best summer job?

29 comments on “What’s the best summer job you had
  1. Amber Myers says:

    I did work as a helper to the camp counselors at a summer camp one year. That wasn’t terrible. I actually liked some of the kids.

  2. candy says:

    We mowed yards, bucked hay, walked the bean fields and detasseled corn when I was a kid. All hot sweaty manual labor work. We had a blast.

  3. Sarah Honey says:

    The best summer job I had was working at Sea World one summer. It was super fun and I learned a ton.

  4. Roz Warren says:

    Great question! Babysitting. I love taking care of babies and little kids.

  5. Cinny says:

    Hmm, I didn’t mind working at the amusement park. I loved getting free tickets and having fun on my day off.

  6. Every summer I worked at a high end clothing store. They had gorgeous clothes and gave us a huge discount. I dressed better in high school than I do now!

  7. JEanette says:

    My best summer job was working in Yellowstone National Park! I was only a busser but being able to hike and explore that area was just wonderful!

  8. My best summer job was actually my first official summer job working at a local school in the office. I learned so much that year.

  9. Jeanine says:

    I worked on an army base as a waitress from 14-17 and loved it. We did weddings, and special occasions and made a ton of money. It was something I wish my kids now could do during the summers.

  10. Tomi c says:

    My best summer job was as a waitress at a Steak and Shake. Granted I only worked there 2 weeks, I earned enough that I didn’t have to work any more that summer. *smile*

  11. I worked at a sleep away camp that was run by 4H. It was such a great experience to work with kids in the outdoors.

  12. Kelly Reci says:

    I think all of my ventures in babysitting when I was a pre-teen was tons of fun. I got to babysit a lot of the neighbourhood kids during summer vacation and I really enjoyed it.

  13. Sarah Bailey says:

    I never really had summer jobs, I worked in a Supermarket evenings and weekends and then as I was homeschooled they got a special license so I could work afternoons when our tutors were finished, it keeps me in a routine and definitely helped.

  14. Amy says:

    I started my first summer job at 14. It actually led me to my full time job pre-kids which lasted 9 years!!

  15. Theresa says:

    My best summer job was working my first job in a restaurant. I met my husband there 21 years ago and we’ve been going strong ever since.

  16. Alison Rost says:

    I loved working at a grocery store because it was just so much fun. Summer jobs are great and you meet awesome people as well. Love your story, it’s so nice that you had a great time before going off to college!

  17. Heather says:

    I’m not sure I ever had a “Summer job”… I just had jobs that lasted the whole year lol.

  18. I loved having summer jobs, my favorite was babysitting. It’s fun when you get to meet new people and make new friends.

  19. Heather says:

    I loved working in a restaurant. It was a fun environment, the work moved quickly, and the money was good. Definitely a highlight of my younger years.

  20. Sara Welch says:

    Being a lifeguard was a really great experience. I learned a lot and swam a lot!

  21. Cindy Gordon says:

    I have had an opportunity to work on a farm in the summer. Is was hard, but a lot of fun!

  22. Honestly, working form home and what I do now. You just cannot beat this job!

  23. mellissa says:

    Great question! I don’t think I ever thought about that.The best job I’ve had was working in the community on health focused initiatives. I smile when I think about it.

  24. The only summer job I’ve ever had was working at Carter Burgers. I loved their chicken and hamburgers to this day and it brings back fond memories of my youth.

  25. Marysa says:

    I was a summer intern at Farm Sanctuary in NY. They rescue abused farm animals, and it was incredibly rewarding. Not to mention it was really fun to live on a farm and hang out with the animals!

  26. Gemille Sleweon says:

    The best summer job was my internship last summer. Through the company, I was able to travel to various cities across the country (free of cost). I love traveling so it was fun to mix business and pleasure lol

  27. Such a funny story! I worked as a nanny for most of my summer.

  28. GiGi Eats says:

    ABSOLUTELY NONE! LOL! I really, honestly can’t say I had a good summer job. I did volunteer at a therapeutic riding center a long time ago during my summer vacation and I really enjoyed that. Plus, there was a cute boy there I would flirt with all the time, LOL! #boysonthebrain

  29. Cyn says:

    Best summer job I had was an internship at a newspaper. Back then Internship meant next to no pay (as in $35 total) but provided endless exposure and opportunity in the print community. I wrote articles with a by-line, had my photos printed, learned about offset press and fell in love with pre-press production. It set the path for me becoming a production coordinator and typographer and influenced pretty much everything else in my life from the person I married to the memoir I wrote.

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