The gang at Fistful of Talent (my other blog, multi-contributor) did a weekend post a few years back on best/worst summer jobs. Go check out that post here, but in the meantime here's what I outlined as my best/worst summer jobs:
Worst - was working at a grocery store, bagging groceries. Was stocking some shelves and saw the classic KD opportunity to exceed expectations. Some lady was looking for a ham to be sliced and guess what? Sure – young KD jumps behind the counter and takes care of it – and proceeds to clip half the top digit of my thumb with the blade. Luckily, the digit got saved because my thumbnail stopped the blade.. I can still see the slice mark. #goodtimes #childlaborlaws
Best – After my thumb nearly got cut off, I went to the local radio station and got a job as a DJ, with my summers filled plugging in station IDs on the KC Royals baseball network. No meat saws. #best #job #ever Bonus – we were country in the daytime, top 40 at night. Only in America. Shout out to KMEM in Memphis, MO.
You guys and gals are HR pros. Of course, you had weird summer jobs. And they just made you stronger, right?