All through finals week, you wanted nothing more than for classes to end. Oh, what a fool you were! Now, here you are, laboring away in the heat of summer; You've traded in a schedule filled with skipped classes and emptied kegs for a life of early mornings and Dr. Scholls supported footwear. Congratulations, you've started your summer job. Whether you are staying on your abandoned ghost town of a campus waiting on townies and alumni tourists, or you've come back to your hometown to work as a landscaper under a guy whose high school GPA was exactly half of yours, all summer jobs have one thing in common: They suck.
There are ways to make your hustle a little more bearable though. Whether you're mowing lawns, flipping burgers, or folding clothes, there are a few simple tips you can follow to get something out of your mind-numbing Memorial Day to Labor Day gig. This is The Complex Guide to Surviving Your Summer Job.