According to Carlmont High School student and Belmont Patch blogger, , finding summer employment if you're a teenager can be a challenge.
He encourages teens to take a different approach to job seeking, following their passions and viewing the experience earned as rewarding as the cash.
"For those of us who want jobs because we feel obligated to, we need to look outside of this apparent obligation. The primary benefit of teenage employment is not the money, it is the experience," wrote Jacob in his
As summer approaches and the final school bell of 2012 rings, many a parent will tell their teenagers in 2012, "Back in our day......we ALL had summer jobs."
So just to jog your memory for when your child asks about your first job (and they will), Belmont Patch is giving you an opportunity to practice your answer in our comment section below.
Were you a camp counselor, babysitter, lifeguard, grocery store clerk, or lawn mower? Tell us what your first (or favorite) summer job was, and if you have an old photo, feel free to scan and upload. Bonus points if you can remember how much you were paid!