Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Summer jobs

Dean Dad (of Confessions of a Community College Dean) tells a few summer job stories. Quote: "There isn’t much good to be said about most summer jobs. They pay badly, you’re almost always the peon, and (almost by definition) they involve doing work you really don’t want to do. They can help forestall any undue sense of entitlement, since daily degrading combined with low pay will do a number on any excess self-esteem with which you might be burdened."

He worked in an ice factory once. You're going to have a hard time buying a bag of crushed ice after reading about it...

Then, people in the comments get going with stories of their own, and Adjunct Kait is one of them. Hers is hard to beat.