Road Trip Wednesday is a Blog Hop sponsored by YA Highway
This week's topic:
How did you spend the summer after graduation?
The topic is inspired by YA Highway's discussion on Kody Keplinger's A Midsummer's Nightmare
It's been a few years... but my summer after high school graduation I spent working. I actually got a job at the housing office of my future college because I went to school in my own hometown. It was kind of cool that I got to familiarize myself with the campus and how it all worked before I became a student.When I interviewed, my future boss was so excited to tell me I'd get to work 40 hours a week.
40 hours a week?! Working full-time in a freezing cold office while the summer went on without me did not exactly excite me. I've never stopped working since.
That's sort of depressing. But I have to say, I LOVED my college and I worked for them in some capacity all four years (including working as an Resident Adviser which I also really enjoyed).
That first summer, I answered the 1-800 line for the residence halls (aka dorms), and let me tell you: parents of incoming freshmen are a force to be reckoned with. They freak out, they name-call and they, sadly, say very racist things when those roommate assignments get sent out. I saw an ugly side of humanity that summer. Sometimes in the background beyond a yelling parent I would hear a student pleading with them to just let it go. I did not get paid enough to answer that phone.