Getting paid in the shade
Everyone can agree that getting paid is one of the best parts of the job—whether they like the job or not. But no matter what the source of motivation is, getting a job can be a good experience. Here are some students with cool job experiences to share.
Working for at an IUSD warehouse, sophomore Ashlie Powers helps organize rooms for students and teachers.
“I worked in the warehouse for most of the summer,” Powers said. “I would take textbooks for all the different schools and scan them. I also prepared classrooms for teachers by setting up computers and projectors.”
Sophomore Dylan Tran worked during summer as an aid for the Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF) Instrument Rental program.
“It was interesting having a job for the first time,” Tran said. “I liked that I got to meet new people and socialize while cleaning instruments.”
While the repetitive work could get tedious, Tran could always count on his co-workers for amusement.
“Some of my co-workers had rap battles,” Tran said.
While summer is a time for fun and games, people like sophomore Sarah Evans were busy supervising that fun at summer camp.
“You get to play group games—particularly water games—with the kids,” Evans said. “That was really fun.”
And while the safety of the children is the main focus of the job, Evans also had to face some mischievous co-workers.
“Some of the counselors would get the kids to try tripping the other counselors,” Evans said. “There would be an entire herd of little kids chasing me around; they would latch onto your leg to trip you.”
Whether it’s the interesting work environment or quirky co-workers, every job has its share of surprises. Everyone can always look forward to the fascinating experiences—or, of course, that paycheck at the end.