What Was Your First Summer Job?

From the respectable to the ridiculous, we want to hear about your past summer employment--tell us in the comment section below.


According to Carlmont High School student and Belmont Patch blogger, , finding summer employment if you're a teenager can be a challenge.

He encourages teens to take a different approach to job seeking, following their passions and viewing the experience earned as rewarding as the cash.

"For those of us who want jobs because we feel obligated to, we need to look outside of this apparent obligation. The primary benefit of teenage employment is not the money, it is the experience," wrote Jacob in his

As summer approaches and the final school bell of 2012 rings, many a parent will tell their teenagers in 2012, "Back in our day......we ALL had summer jobs."

So just to jog your memory for when your child asks about your first job (and they will), Belmont Patch is giving you an opportunity to practice your answer in our comment section below.

Were you a camp counselor, babysitter, lifeguard, grocery store clerk, or lawn mower?  Tell us what your first (or favorite) summer job was, and if you have an old photo, feel free to scan and upload.  Bonus points if you can remember how much you were paid!

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George Metropulos May 28, 2012 at 09:38 PM
My first summer job was at Dairy Belle Freeze (now called Classic 101). I was 15 years old and got paid $1.65 an hour. Fun times!
Joan S. Dentler May 29, 2012 at 12:28 AM
It will always be know as Dairy Belle.....thanks George.
TMC May 29, 2012 at 04:23 PM
I was in a pool also. Teaching Red Cross swimming at the "old" Carlmont pool. Also gave private lessons in our family's backyard pool. And babysitting.
sheri May 29, 2012 at 05:30 PM
I babysat fulltime for a couple of summers when I was in high school. One summer I folded coveralls, uniforms and shop towels for my dad's business in SF (17th & S. Van Ness, lovely neighborhood).
Joan S. Dentler May 30, 2012 at 12:51 AM
Wow....I bet you have some great stories of working in SF Sheri.


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