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July 20, 2013

A Word of Advice: Job doesn't mean end of fun in the summer

Summer jobs are great during the summer. You can use them to put away some extra cash for things such a future schooling or a car. 

However, working a summer job can be challenging with everything else that goes on during the summertime. Some people have summer work in school to attend to, while it’s also important to keep up with the lives of friends during the summer months, even when multiple people have multiple jobs they need to take care of apart from one another. This is why when working a summer job, there are many techniques you can use to get your priorities and advantage over your circumstances.

First and foremost, time management can give you more time than you previously thought you had. If you allocate a little bit of time every night after your paid job to work on school work and build it into routine, work for school should fit totally fine with your job. If you need to, you can even set a little time aside to do things like nap if you’re tired out from hard work during the day. 

Seeing friends is also a challenge with different job times, so a good thing to do is to plan a big event to go to with them like a concert, and arrange to take off on the same day with that friend to have something big to enjoy together since you may not get to see one another as often as every week. It works even better if you plan with a friend or friends to work at the same place, so you can see each other at work. That way, if you want to do things together outside of work, your hours are similar and you can carpool back to work afterward. However, working with friends can sometimes challenge the professional nature of some occupations that employers may expect, so both people should go into the job knowing it won’t be summer camp or anything like that.

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