Can We Guess What Summer Job You Had in High School?

By: Teresa McGlothlin
Estimated Completion Time
5 min
Can We Guess What Summer Job You Had in High School?
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About This Quiz

Our high school years were full of more learning experiences than we probably remember. From our first date to getting our driving licenses, we were forming the people we have grown into being now. One of the biggest factors in your high school learning experience went a lot further out of the classroom than many educators would want you to believe. 

Your first job gave you the work ethic and the life skills that you needed to become an adult! After you tell us about the work that you did and the working hours that occupied your teenage life, we think we can accurately guess which job you held over the summer. High schoolers work in a lot of different industries, but we are sure your answers will lead us directly to the job you called your first one.

When you see our questions, think back to all those hours you spent working at a job where you cut your workforce teeth. Then, choose the response that is closest to your high school reality. Once you share your experiences with us, we will know if you worked in a restaurant or at the mall. Or was your summer job something else entirely? Let's see if we can figure it out!


What kind of student where you in high school history class?
I was a bored student.
I was a diligent student.
I was usually absent from that class.
I was always the first to answer questions correctly.

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When you were in high school, did you spend a lot of time under the bleachers?
No, it was gross under there.
I sure did.
I was too busy on the football field.
I was most likely at work.

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Are you still in touch with your high school best friend?
I married my high school best friend.
We are still besties.
We lost touch years ago.
I hear from them once in a while.

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Did your summer job pay more than minimum wage?
It paid minimum wage plus commission.
It paid a little higher than minimum wage.
I made a lot more than minimum wage.
It was a minimum wage job.

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How many times did you get detention or sent to the principal's office?
I lost count after a while.
I was never given detention or set to the principal's office.
I had detention a few times.
I had a couple of meetings with the principal.

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How did you feel about the boss you had at your summer job?
My boss was creepy.
I loved my summer boss.
I had several summer bosses.
My summer boss worked really hard.

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Do you still work the same job you had over the summer in high school?
I haven't done that kind of work in years.
I volunteer sometimes.
When I need a side hustle, I do.
I won't even step through the doors of the place I worked in high school.

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Did your friends hang out where you worked?
They stopped in once in a while.
They were always hanging out.
I think they avoided my job.
I worked with a lot of my friends.

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Were you required to wear a uniform?
No, but there was a dress code.
We had to wear matching clothes.
I got to wear whatever I wanted.
We did have to wear uniforms.

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Did you work full-time during the summer?
I worked a lot of overtime.
I did work full-time.
It was a part-time job.
I only worked a couple of hours per week.

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What was the best part of having a summer job?
I loved having my own money.
It was cool to have some responsibility.
My favorite part was being out of the house.
It was better than going to summer school.

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What did you usually do after work?
I mostly played video games.
I always went out with friends.
I spent time with my high school sweetheart.
I can't remember that far back.

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How would you describe what you wore to prom?
I didn't go to prom.
I wore a tuxedo.
I resembled a wedding cake.
I would a simple dress.

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What did you do with the money you made?
I saved it for college.
I used it to buy a car.
I invested it in my current business.
I was just pocket money.

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Did you work at all during the school year?
My parents wouldn't allow it.
My work was seasonal.
I helped out during the holidays.
I also worked after school.

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How did you get to your summer job?
I drove my own car.
I usually rode my bike.
I always walked to my job.
My parents dropped me off.

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What did you learn from your summer job that you still use today?
I learned a lot of people skills.
I learned how to do CPR.
I learned how to manage money.
I learned how to cook.

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Did most of your friends have summer jobs?
All of them had summer jobs.
I think I was the only one.
A few of us had summer jobs.
Most of my friends went to summer camp.

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Which job would you be best suited to have now?
Chef
Coach
Veterinarian
Police officer

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Back then, were you ever employed as a babysitter?
I looked after my siblings sometimes.
I never did any babysitting.
I did more pet sitting than babysitting.
I was the neighborhood babysitter.

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Were you a member of any clubs in high school?
I was in the band.
I wasn't a member of any clubs.
I was in the chess club.
No, I was always working.

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How would you describe your work ethic at your summer job?
Lacking
Average
Overachieving
Better than average

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What did you like most about high school?
I liked not having to pay bills.
I liked being a part of a team.
Graduation day was my favorite part.
I enjoyed learning.

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Were you allowed to accept tips at your summer job?
It was forbidden.
No, but I got gifts sometimes.
I gladly accepted tips.
Yes, we could have tips.

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How many days per week did you work at your summer job?
Three or four
Five or six
Seven days per week
One or two

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Did you ever help your parents out with the bills?
They made me save my money instead.
I paid for my own car insurance.
I helped out here and there.
I helped my parents out a lot.

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Were you excited when you got your first summer job?
Not really
Extremely
A little
Not at all

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If you have children, will you allow them to have a summer job?
Time to get to work, kids.
If it doesn't interfere with schooling, sure.
I don't think kids should work until they are older.
It's totally up to my child.

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Did you skip your summer vacation to go to work instead?
I never took a vacation.
I took time off of work for a summer vacation.
I used my job money for a vacation.
No, but I skipped holiday vacations to work.

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Have you ever skipped work to do something fun with your friends?
I wouldn't dream of it.
I did when I was younger.
I recently skipped work to go have fun.
Everyone deserves a mental health day.

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