my first (job) was umpiring baseball when i was like 15-16. 15 bucks a game, could get in like 2-3 games a night. not bad. plus, i got to hang out at the ball diamond all night. i'd bike there, chill, get some slushies in between games, and hang out with friends that lived around afterward. yeahhhh like as a 16 year old was sick. in fact, i was probably even younger than that. maybe 14-15. and reffing t-ball is CAKE. the kids just fall around and play in the dirt any way. hah.
but my first job where i worked full time and had duties and a contract and shit was when i was 18 working at a summer camp as a counselor. i just babysat kids, took them swimming, out on the boat to wakeboard, into the gym for trampoline lessons and that sort of thing, and then was with them for meals and put them to bed at night. wasn't bad. it's hard work keeping track of a group of 9-10 year old boys who just want to run all over the place, but i got 3grand for 8 weeks of chilling and doing a bunch of outdoorsy activities with kids. cant complain. and when i was there, i had nowhere to spend the money, so getting a big fat check at the end of it all was sick. and i hooked up with another one of the counselors there too, so i had someone to fool around with in my off time. twas a good summer. people hated me cause i was so rowdy with them too. i was like the HOLY SHIT FUN guy and always got the evil eye from the goodie two-shoes counselors. hah.
true story. then after that, i worked in sports stores, restaurants, and now im 25 and working on a summer contract for the government. it's basically just administrative shit that pays well, and i make my own hours. and i work from my buddy's home office. half the time we play games and fuck around and just take calls and sort shit. fuck i love the chain of command. the drones slave away for nothing, and we supervise and get paid a ton more to oversee things and monitor and do admin shit.