Help Me Pick a Summer Job! Teacher Edition

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
1883 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I think you should take the 2nd job. Yeah summer camp people will be sad, but I’m sure they’d rather know ASAP so that they can hire someone else. 


Post # 4
1230 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

ohmariemarie:  C. Neither. I’m bartending this summer. I make about 30$/hour and I don’t have to deal with kids or parents.  I have a firm rule- no kids between July 4th and the first day of school. 

Post # 5
8847 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

ohmariemarie:  I’d do the second.  Cmon now – better hourly pay, more connections, less work… Apologize profusely to the camp and be done with it.  And then work on the side / volunteer / join clubs / workout / etc the rest of the summer.  Unless you are really into the camp scene, which does sound fun.

Post # 7
4042 posts
Honey bee

ohmariemarie:  Depends on how much money you want to make total and how much time you want off. If you want to make more, go for option 1. If you want more time off, go for option 2. 

My DH is going to teach summer school for 3 weeks  and then is going to be an upmire on the weekends for a local baseball league. He will still get a 4 week vacation break….which is more than enough time for him (I am a little green with envy). I work at the same school, but work in administration, so I only get 50 days a year off, he gets like 80 days off. I can’t really complain, but I do 🙂

Post # 10
15014 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I just started umpiring softball and baseball (mostly softball because it’s more fun) and I make 20-45 per hour depending on the games I choose. I choose only the games I want, how many I want, and on what nights I want. Bartending is great too. I did that for years in between political jobs and made killer money in only a few nights a week. 


IMO, there are better choices out there that would give you good money while giving you some flexibility to still enjoy your summer. 

Post # 12
1676 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I just signed up today to teach summer school too… that gets my vote!

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