The Pros and Cons of Summer Jobs
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The Pros and Cons of Summer Jobs

It's finally summer and instead of heading to the beach you're off to work.

The Pros and Cons of Summer Jobs

I started my summer job this past week and the words monotonous and mind numbing only begin to describe the ten hours four days a week of stuffing envelopes. While the actual work is quite underwhelming other aspects make it a pretty sweet gig, those are what I call the summer job pros, which tend to make up for the numerous cons. Here are a few of those pros and cons, as experienced in my first week of work.


1. You are making money, probably not a lot but hey every dollar helps the cause!

2. If you're lucky like I've been in my new job, you will quickly bond with a coworker and become work best friends. You don't have to have much more in common than mutual complaints of your work and compulsion to count down the hours till you're free.

3. Lame but you're contributing to society, which when you think about it is kind of cool and makes you a good citizen and stuff.


1. When college students think summer they think beaches, tanning, partying and friends, work tends to interfere with a lot of that.

2. Unless you landed an internship or the rare "perfect summer job" chances are you're not really enjoying the actual work part of work.

3. Commuting, everything associated with rush hour is a con.

4. Waking up early, like super early, like 4:30 a.m. early, everyday before embarking on a long day of work.

5. Thirty minute lunches are just unsafe, it's not right to scarf food down that fast, it's unhealthy and unpleasant. Hour lunches please.

That wraps up the main pros and cons for me, now while the cons outweigh the pros in quantity, I think we can all agree that the quality of the first pro outweighs them all.

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