Can We Guess What Your High School Job Was?

By: Tori Highley

Can We Guess What Your High School Job Was?
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About This Quiz

High school jobs were an everyday part of American life back in the day. Working the gas station counter, developing film, and working apprenticeships kept kids busy after school and gave them a bit of spending money. As many of these jobs disappear, people who have this kind of experience are becoming a rare novelty. 

Despite the decline, most people are happy that kids get to remain kids as long as possible. While it is nice to get an early start on the job market, the fondest memories of high school are of being bold and reckless teenagers.

However, the perks of working a job in high school always felt pretty awesome as a teenager. You loved the thrill of sneaking your crush into a show. Or maybe you were the guy who brought your buddies an armful of free sub sandwiches after work. Even babysitters loved the extra tip at the end of the night for getting the kids into bed on time. 

These thrills shaped the way you looked at your future workplaces, and exploring the bounds of your teenage job helped show you where your strengths lie. The first job you ever worked has made a significant impact on your life. 

Reminisce about your teenaged antics and early financial freedoms with this nostalgic quiz. We bet we can guess what job you worked after the high school bells rang!

When you go to the movie theater, what is your first stop?
The popcorn stand.
The arcade.
The vending machines.
The restroom.

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Where did most of your spending money go as a teenager?
My awesome clunker of a car.
Big concert tickets.
Shopping at the mall.
Getting food with my friends.

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What was your favorite subject in school?
Spanish.
Theater.
Literature.
Science.

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What is your ideal work environment?
I'd like to be on my feet and outdoors all day.
I like an office environment.
I like to split my time between field work and office work.
I like a job that has me traveling frequently.

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How do you feel about team work?
I dislike it, but it is necessary.
I prefer working alone.
I'm great as a team leader.
I enjoy working on a team.

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Which big present would you rather receive for your birthday?
A classic car.
Concert tickets.
A big kitchen appliance.
A digital camera.

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Where was your favorite place to eat lunch in high school?
Off-campus fast food joints.
In the cafeteria.
In the library.
On the front lawn of the school.

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Which act of kindness are you most likely to commit?
Leaving an extra large tip.
Giving up my seat on a bus.
Buying a stranger's coffee or meal.
Helping an old person with their groceries.

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Which club were you an officer of?
Debate team.
Robotics club.
Honors Society.
4-H club.

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What field do you work in now?
Law and law enforcement.
The service industry.
Education.
Technology and engineering.

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Which high school trope did you think you fell in to?
The jocks.
The theater geeks.
The honors kids.
The rebels.

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Which first car did you work hard to buy?
A rusty pick-up truck.
A purple hatchback.
A station wagon.
A red convertible.

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What was your first step after high school graduation?
I joined the military.
I went to community college or tech school.
I went to college.
I joined the workforce.

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Where did you and your friends hang out on the weekends?
My buddy's garage.
The mall.
The roller rink.
At the arcade.

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What was your favorite afterschool snack?
Chicken nuggets.
Pizza rolls.
Ants on a log.
Chips and dip.

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Where do you take your lunch breaks?
At my desk, working.
In the breakroom.
In my car.
At a restaurant.

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What is your biggest strength at work?
I'm great at mediating and communicating.
I'm great at seeing the big picture.
I'm great at hashing out the details.
I'm great at navigating around road bumps.

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Which sport did you win medals in?
Track and Field.
Baseball.
Tennis.
Football.

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What is your go-to game for having friends over?
"Mario Kart."
"Trivial Pursuit."
"Uno."
Frisbee.

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What food makes you gag at the thought of it?
Scrambled eggs.
Buttered popcorn.
Ramen noodles.
Ketchup.

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Which elective class was your favorite?
Intro to Astronomy.
Forensic Science.
Sculpture and Pottery.
World Mythology.

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Which season are you the happiest during?
Fall.
Winter.
Spring.
Summer.

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Which home problem bothers you the most?
Losing electricity overnight.
Having the hot water go out.
Having a clogged drain.
Squeaky doors and drawers.

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What do you prefer to drink when you need to focus on a task?
Soda.
Coffee.
Tea.
Ice water.

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If you worked at a high school, what job would you be doing?
I'd be a guidance counselor.
I'd be teaching
I'd be a vice principal.
I'd be coaching.

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What kind of a house do you dream of living in?
A skyscraper penthouse.
A permanent treehouse.
A Victorian mansion.
A beachside bungalow.

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What is your favorite guilty pleasure?
Fries and milkshakes.
Binge-watching movies.
Sugary coffee drinks.
Nutella.

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What is your go-to drink at the end of the work week?
Beer.
Margaritas.
Red wine.
Cider.

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Which side hustle would you rather be doing right now?
Selling my artwork.
My podcast.
My nanny business.
Personal training services.

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Which comfort food makes you think of your hometown?
Greasy hamburgers.
Corndogs.
Blueberry muffins.
Triple chocolate cake.

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You Got:

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