part time job?

What is a good part time job? Some
look so monotonous and really do
not give you the sufficient experience into the real world…

MikNY, depends on what you want to get out of it. If you’re looking for money, try something dangerous, like nuclear (sp?) waste disposal technician or something on those lines. Seasonal work usually pays decent (ie: person who does yard work, house painter,etc.
If you’re looking for experience, then find the job that gives you work/life experience for what you want to do in the future.
If you’re looking for a way to fill vacant time, try volunteering at a retirement home (for some places, that’s got to be an oxymoron) or with Big Brothers/Big Sisters. They could use the help.

…it has never been my way to bother much about things which you can’t cure.

  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court-Mark Twain

By the way, my reference to “nuclear waste technician” was a joke…don’t go gettin’ serious on me here.

…it has never been my way to bother much about things which you can’t cure.

  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court-Mark Twain

Hey… is that valve supposed to be open?!

Some good part-time jobs:

Movie usher
Construction (great for the bod and the wallet)
Bookstore employee (you get a discount!)
Receptionist (combines the boring and the bizarre)

      • In India there are rat exterminators - they carry a club in one hand and a big cloth bag in the other. They work from dusk till dawn, when the rats are out. They don’t wear shoes, because when they club a rat they pick it up with their toes and put it in the bag. It’s faster than putting down the club and using their hands. They do use traps and poison, but club-wise the quota is twenty-five rats per night, per person. The rats, by the way, are as big as adult Chihuahuas.
  • sometimes boring and monotonous isn’t so bad - MC

A part time job occasionally leads to a full time job. After all, once you’ve been there a while you’ve figured out the ropes, and you’re THERE(!) when xxxx resigned/walked out/died.
So what would you be interested in doing the rest of your life?

Depends on your hobbies and interests. If you like talking to people, you could be a telemarketer, that’s almost always a part time job (don’t get a job selling siding, concert tickets or policeman/fireman junk, those are junk jobs.)

Bookstores, video stores, music stores, and mall jobs always give cool discounts (so you end up putting your paycheck into the register…)

If you like theater/stage events you could probably get a job doing backstage stuff or ticket booth at your local playhouse or concert hall. That kind of thing generally lets you get into events for free.

Housepainting, furniture moving, construction, landscaping and such offer great workouts and good technical experience.

Babysitting, errand running, lawnmowing, other “helper jobs” are good for cash in pocket and there are tons of busy professionals who hire people to go out and do their grocery shopping/laundry pickup/etc. just so they don’t have to do it themselves.

Like I said, it all depends on what kinds of things you like to do, whether or not you have a vehicle in some cases, and how much time you have on your hands. Part time jobs are actually really easy to find if you figure all that stuff out first and then go about figuring out where to look. If you know what sorts of things you like to do, it would be really easy to suggest the types of places you should go looking.

Keep us posted!

I don’t know how high your standards are or if you’re just looking to make some money, but I know for a fact that, when she was at university, my baby sis was offered a summer job at the local Accident & Emergency hospital which offered nearly double the going rate for holiday personel. The only drawback was that the job entailed washing down the bodies of the very suddenly deceased after the examiner got through with them, before they go to the undertaker. It seems that in the summer time there were a lot more motorcycle accidents and the permanant staff needed a hand. She didn’t take it on account of it being pretty gross, but the money would have been very good. best place to find out about work like that is to ask the different hospitals as this position was handeed on by word of mouth, not through ads inthe papers or anything like that.

mikNY aksed:What is a good part time job? Some look so monotonous and really do
not give you the sufficient experience into the real world…

*My favorite PT job was delivering pizza for Domino’s. It had many pluses:
[ul][li]$10-15 per hour after taxes.[/li][li]Went home every night with some $$$[/li][li]Spent most of the time away from store; i.e., not being under boss’ view[/li][li]Could crank whatever tunes I wanted[/li][li]Pretty fun[/ul][/li]Minuses:
[ul][li]Car smelled like pepperoni[/li][li]Put about 25,000 miles on car in a year[/li][li]Had to remain clean-shaven[/li][li]Potential for being robbed (though I never was)[/li][li]Pre-judged to be a reckless driver because I had a 30-minute time limit[/ul][/li]On that last item: the $3 off of late pizzas came out of the manager’s pocket, not the driver’s. Another unpublished policy was that the pizza was free if it was past 45 minutes. Also out of the magager’s pocket. This was designed to make the manager manage better and make sure he had the manpower to make deliveries promptly.

They’ve since caved and eliminated the discount/freebie policy.*

Say you have one month of summer to spare, how would you spend that last month?
Pretty much finding a part time job
at this rate is nearly impossible right?

I completely agree with AWB on the Domino’s Pizza thing. That was the best job I had prior to attending college. I’ll add a few more benefits, although these may vary depending on the store location:

· Free crew pies, as long as they were eaten while at work.
· Discount on pizzas (but you had to come get them yourself).
· A lot less cleanup and dishwashing to close up than at a dine-in restaurant.
· “Mileage” pay if you drive your own vehicle (although this was based on sales, not miles driven)


· Not only clean-shaven, but you had to keep your hair trimmed too.
· Pepperoni was nothing. It was those damn anchovi pizzas that stunk up my car.

Also, if you do deliver pizzas, it’s best to drive your own vehicle if you can. The store supplied trucks where I worked had no radio or air conditioning, which really sucks if you’re delivering in GA during the summer.

If by part-time you mean for the summer, I’d go with Guy’s suggestion for construction work.
There’s a lot of house building going on right now in most areas, so your chances are pretty good.
Just walk right up to a construction site and tell someone working there that you want a job. Tell the boss that you’ll work your ass off if he hires you, then do it.
Like Guy say’s, it’s good satisfying work and good pay.
Good luck, whatever you do.

Work like you don’t need the money…
Love like you’ve never been hurt…
Dance like nobody’s watching! …Unknown

I have to put in a good word for the movie usher (or ticket seller) position. I worked in a movie theater in HS and got free movie passes (pending management approval, but mine were always approved).
My sister works part time at one now and gets 4 free movie passes a week.

If you don’t have a position in mind that’s related to job goals, working at a movie theater is ideal for a lot of HS/college students, because they save a lot of money on movie tickets (skip the movie snacks, though).

MikNY, I agree with Guy and Man. Having recently worked for a homebuilder, I can guarantee you that our subs were looking for hard-working, dependable people. It’s tough work but you would be amazed at how much you’ll learn. Be dependable, be hard-working, you’ll get rewarded for it. I can’t believe how much I learned about home construction and maintenance in 3-1/2 years!
::Titanic episode:: “I’M THE QUEEN OF…home maintenance…!”

As for summer being half gone, yeah it is, but the only way it’ll be hard to find a summer part-time job in this economy is if you’re a slacker.

mikNY, that would depend on what country you are talking about. is that NY, new york USA?
Maybe gun or money running?

Work in fast food. You get experience with customer service and maybe even food preparation, and the memories will be an incentive to stay in school!

Etwas was ist wunderbar ist ein’ Kuh mit Pferdehaar.
Und haette sie kein Pferdehaar, dann ist sie nicht wunderbar.