Looking for ideas for a part time job

United States
July 9, 2009 11:34am CST
I'm gonna be a senior in college this upcoming year, and i work at a supermarket, but i don't make too much. I'm gonna look for a new job asap, but i just don't know what. I'm looking for something that will pay atleast $8 an hour Any suggestions for a good part time job for a college student?
3 responses
@jazzsue58 (2668)
9 Jul 09
Do you ride a scooter (or even a pedal bike?) kids in my area make a great living as cycle couriers or pizza delivery guys. If you can ride a scooter, you can make deliveries - and get tips as well as pay! A lot of places even provide the bike.
@jazzsue58 (2668)
9 Jul 09
I should add, the pay is a lot better than $8 ph, especially at weekends. I got great tips when I worked for Dominos last year.
• United States
10 Jul 09
hm.... I've thought about delivering pizzas before, maybe it's something to look into again, thanks!
@jazzsue58 (2668)
10 Jul 09
I tell you - it's fun. I did it using my car just to earn a few extra pennies, but before I knew it I'd gone over the tax threshold! Where I live, most of the pizza and takeaway places have scooters with insulated boxes on, so you don't even make your own scootie greasy! I'd say, for a student it's miles better than sweaty hamburger selling - pays better too. AND you can do it on a provisional license. After all, do you know anyone who gets tips working at Mackie D's?!
• United States
9 Jul 09
When I was in college, I worked on campus for the first year. The pay wasnt that great, but it was something. It worked well because I didnt have a car and they were great with flexibility! For the last 2 1/2 years I was in school, I worked at a bank. The bank I worked at is open until 8pm Monday through Friday. And it is open on Saturdays and Sundays. I was able to work 30-40 hours a week and still go to school full time. I worked the evening shifts and took mostly morning classes. They loved it because they needed people to work the nights and weekends! I started at $8.50/hour - in 2005. You can probably do a bit better than that now.
• United States
10 Jul 09
A bank sounds like a good idea, it may just be tough with my school schedule. Thanks!
@maezee (37229)
• United States
9 Jul 09
You should try to work with your school; in the library, cafe, or bookstore. Or anywhere on campus, really. School jobs usually have EXTREMELY flexible hours (they're the employers that actually care about your schooling, usually!) and it would be really close for you to do a couple hours here and there in between classes. You should check it out! Otherwise, if you have any dry cleaners in your area - I work at a dry cleaner,(while going to college full-time) and it's a pretty easy job & I get $8.25 an hour (which isn't a lot, but it is for the work I'm doing). That's the only real suggestion I can make to you. Good luck with your job hunt!
• United States
10 Jul 09
Yeah, on campus would definitely be a great idea, the only thing is that alot of on campus jobs at my school are work study, which i don't qualify for. Dry cleaners though, never thought of that. That's definitely something to look into! Thanks!