Earning money during summer can bring long tedious shifts

Enjoying some ice cream, having a cook out, and going to the pool all cost money, so people have to get summer jobs to pay for it. When looking for a summer job, many things come to mind, such as the location, the hours (Mornings?), and most important, the money.

Tyconda Millsap worked at National Beef in the maintenance department.

“It was one of my first interviews for a job at a big corporation,” said Millsap. Starting right after high school, Millsap would paint and fix small furniture. Millsap worked 12-hour shifts from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. “I liked them [hours] because it was during the day and I had my evenings to myself,” Millsap said.

When freshman Elva Rivas recalled the most outrageous thing that happened. It was the tornado that occurred on June 11th this summer. “During the tornado, everyone freaked out and left their stuff,” Rivas said. Rivas has worked at the Best Market for about three years as a cashier. Her hours this summer were from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. “I got out early and enjoyed the rest of my day,” Rivas said.

In recent years, however, people are having a hard time finding summer jobs. According to coursehero.com, last summer, the percent of 16-24 year-olds employed by July was 48.95. What do the experts think? They believe that the reason the rate is so low is because the teens are lazy.

So how do you get the summer job that you want? You need to get recommendations, double check your work history, be positive, and apply early. Once you apply, call the employer and ask if they received your application.