These days it seems that the high school job isn’t as popular as it was. Between an increase in after school activities and more adults working in part time positions, high school jobs don’t seem to be as much of a norm as they were. But they still exist. I believe that they provide a tremendous experience. I know it did for me.
My High School Job
I was lucky enough to work for family. I got to work at a collectibles store owned and run by my uncle and aunt. They opened their store right when the market on figurines and such were ramping up, and developed a reputation as one of the top collectible stores in the area.
I worked a lot of evenings (after school) and weekends. They were closed on Sunday so I always had a day off. In a store like that you do everything from unpacking boxes to working the registers to helping people find that just right item.
Now that I look back I realize that the experience really helped me in many ways.