Recalling summer jobs

No one ever forgets their first summer job. My youngest – who just finished his first year of university – online, has just landed his first ‘he got it himself’ summer job.

Technically it isn’t his first job. Last summer he worked for his dad and he has done stuff for me at the paper, but working for [with] your parents isn’t the same as being ‘out in the real world’. Do people still say that? Whether it began in high school or later, that first taste of making your own earned money is a memorable experience.

Remembering that first summer job can be cringe-worthy, as we remember how we tried maneuvering our way through an unfamiliar work environment while also being under the coaching of ‘scary bosses’. They were the first step to our movement into the world of employment.

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