Jobs I Have Had, Ranked

In order from best to worst.
  1. 1.
    Recess/Lunch & AfterSchool monitor, J at School programs
    I love telling people that I'm a recess teacher. They always get jealous. Sometimes the kids are awful, but most of the time they're not. I get to play all day and I love that. I also love that I hang out with these kids just long enough that they don't get annoying or boring, and then I send them back to their teacher or their parents. 10/10 would recommend.
  2. 2.
    Before School monitor, J at School programs
    I had to be at an elementary school at 7 AM Monday thru Friday and I just got to play with kids for an hour, then I went to school when they did. Pretty rad and easy going, except for having to wake up at 6.
  3. 3.
    Camp Counselor, Apachi Chicago Day Camp (1st grade girls)
    Awesome first job to have in Chicago. Camp is my favorite place on earth.
  4. 4.
    Nanny for Henry (2) and Sam (4)
    Great kids, boring job. Every morning during the summer while the mom worked from home. I wasn't allowed to take the kids anywhere, so it got real boring real quick.
  5. 5.
    Nanny for Jake and Alex (twins, 12)
    Fun, awkward. They were my cousins and I was only 4 years older than them. My job was mostly just to drive them around and get them out of the house in the summer. I always felt awkward when their dad would come home on Fridays and pay me, and I had to tell him how much money we spent during the week.
  6. 6.
    Beverage Cart Girl, Painted Hills Golf Club
    Best paying job I've ever had, but also the most demeaning. I'd get double the amount of tips if I wore lipstick or painted my nails, compared to when I didn't. I was 18 and all the men tried to get me to drink with them. They'd get offended if I didn't remember their favorite type of beer and they'd tell me I'd get better tips if I wore less clothes.
  7. 7.
    Camp Counselor, Apachi Chicago Day Camp (2nd grade girls)
    Awful summer! I broke two toes at work (bless workers comp) and couldn't walk for a week. My boss hated me after that, and I'm not sure why. She was super nice during my first summer, then she got way mean.
  8. 8.
    Hostess, Caspian Bistro
    Terrible job. I only lasted 4 months. They only gave me 4 hours a week, and it was so boring. There were never more than 4 tables filled at a time. I had nothing to do. Often, my boss would give me my paycheck and say, "Don't cash this until Tuesday."
  9. 9.
    Counter Manager, Kin Lin Chinese Restaurant
    Amazing food, terrible owners. They were very mean people. I once had to work a twelve hour shift with zero breaks. I think that's illegal?