A Boston Globe article, Summer jobs regain some luster, says that only 50% of American teenagers seek a summer job! Compared to 60% in 2000. I don't want to start a social debate, but rather ask this question: What do you do for a summer job? And what have you done, if you don't work? I worked as a junior camp counselor at a day camp and had kids spray ketchup on me. But mostly it was fun. I got to sightsee Boston for free. I worked many years at a restaurant answering phones and washing dishes. My hands still hate me for it and moisterizers are my best friend now. I've also worked in a hot unairconditioned public school doing web design. We built a moat of soda cans around the room....until one day a teacher knocked it down (accidentally)! Then one day, we gathered them all in a trash bag and gave them to one of those people who go through trashcans/dumpsters for them.