My favorite summer/after-school job as a high school student was in a place that has highly controversial associations.
No, it wasn't at Walnut Creek's adult book store on Locust Street.
It was at the (sniff) former Walnut Creek library in Civic Park, the one being replaced by the new (damned) one.
I worked at the old library after school and on Saturdays, shelving books, checking out books. Sometimes I'd take my cart full of books and magazines and get a bit delayed in the stacks. You know, "shelving."
No, I wasn't smoking anything. I'd most likely be in the movie aisle, in the 790s, looking up some trivia about Clark Gable or Marlon Brando.
I loved that job. I got a lot of reading done, and it was relaxing, and the library staff was friendly and fun. The job also helped me go to movies with friends and buy clothes for school. It paid above whatever was the minimum wage at the time.
If you have a teenager, what job is he or she going to do this summer? If you're a teenager and don't have a job, where are you going to look? Do you know?
Readers, any ideas on local employers who are hiring teenagers?
Are you an employer looking to hire? Even in these still challenging economic times.
Actually, my question was prompted by a question posed by a reader, who teaches in a local high school and whose students are looking for work.