16 Stages of Working a Summer Job, As Told By ‘The Simple Life’
Getting a job during the summer holidays isn’t for everyone. Paris and Nicole learnt that for themselves.
1. The job hunt is a quick one because you pretty much have zero expectations.
You are only here for the money.
2. But at least telling people you’re studying for a degree makes you seem more capable than you probably are.
3. University has taught you to be resourceful though, so you’ll probably be fine.
4. And you’ll just have to hope nobody ever finds out the truth.
5. It starts off OK. You’re being paid. You don’t hate all of the people you’re working with.
Only most of them.
6. And you actually are trying your best, even though you don’t really want to be there.
7. You look forward to spending your days off having as much fun as possible.
8. But your idea of fun quickly turns into just doing nothing.
9. Especially when trying to arrange to see your friends who don’t have jobs becomes too difficult.
10. The realities of working life start to make you miss being at uni.
You’d rather be in the library writing an essay than dealing with some customers. ✋
11. While being back at home and actually saving up almost makes you never want to go back.
12. The novelty of earning money soon wears off though.
13. And you promise yourself you’ll never complain about the odd 9am lecture ever again.
Not after early starts, long shifts and late finishes all the time. 😫
14. There’s nothing like the day you finally get to hand in your notice.
15. And you end up being more excited than ever to go back to uni.
16. So that you can spend all of the money you just earned.
Until you start all over again next summer… 🙈