by Rachel Barner, news editor and Hannah Myers, staff writer
Once that final bell rings at 3 p.m. on June 9, school is out and students have time to themselves. This also means that they have time now to consider getting a summer job for a little extra money. Many local places offer positions for students.
There are many different types of jobs, depending on what your interests are. If you are an outdoorsy type of person or like animals, working on a farm or at a fish hatchery, mowing lawns, pet sitting, working at the Wildlife Refuge in Woodcock, or camp counselor is right up your alley. These jobs can be minimum wage to deciding your own wages.
If you are a people-person, working in retail, at a fast food restaurant, receptionist, lifeguard, swimming instructor, library volunteer, or as a tutor can be an interest to you. In Saegertown and Meadville, a lot of the jobs are food service or retail.
Students over 18 can get a job at the local Dollar General, or at the Legion, where you can wait tables and be a bartender.
You don’t have to have a boss to have a job; you can be your own boss! Like some of the other jobs mentioned, plant sitting, becoming an Uber driver, housekeeping, photographer, babysitting, or selling home-grown vegetables is a great way to make money with your own hours.
“It’s really not fun, but it teaches you how to manage work,” senior and Dollar General Manager Kaitlyn Walsh said.