Summer Work: Popular Teen Employment Opportunities

July 25, 2012 12:00 AM
Summer Work: Popular Teen Employment Opportunities
BOSTON (CBS) – Do you remember your summer job in your teenage years?

" WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Mary Blake reports: 

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" Seventeen-year-old Emily Shea of Lynnfield is a lifeguard at Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester. She works 32 hours a week and watches swimmers bob through the surf. She says she reallly likes her job.

“A lot of the days, there can be a lot of preventative stuff happening, like, if there are a lot of rip currents, we have to block off those. And on the really hot days, we need to take care of a lot of heat exhaustion and stuff like that,” she said.

Another quintessential summer job is scooping ice cream.

Matt Kohler of Marstons Mills works at Ben and Jerry’s along the docks in Hyannis.

“The best part is probably when you have a bunch of little kids come up and you give them their scoop of ice cream and you ask them if they want sprinkles or something, their faces light up and it’s really nice to see,” says Kohler.

Working when you’re young means more than just a paycheck "

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