Do you work in the summer?

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  1. CDOR79

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    I'm curious of WHO works in the summer and if so, what kind of work do you do? So far, I'm going to work at a summer concert venue, which should be fun. I'm looking for something else to fill in the time!

    What about you?
     
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  3. Caesar753

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    I watch Netflix like it's my job. Does that count?
     
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    I'm working ESY, which is 100 hours, and I'm working on a curriculum development project which is 40 hours.
     
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    I'll work 3 and a half weeks at a residential program for gifted teens during June, and then take a grad course in July.
     
  7. Ima Teacher

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    Nope. I don't work. Our summer is between 6-8 weeks. That's not long. Plus, I'm in a rural area. Driving to work would not be worth it for a lot of jobs.
     
  8. Nate

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    I play in a bluegrass band, teach summer school, and maintain a few rental properties, but no clock-punching or anything.
     
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    I spend like 2 to 3 weeks planning and preparing for the next year but I try to do something like a research internship or experience that takes about 6 to 8 weeks but I get paid very well for it and it's always a blast. This year instead of that I have a 3 week PD science boot camp like ring thing though, so that will take up the time I would have used.
     
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    lol. We are colleagues then!
     
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    This year my last day is June 16, I'm chaperoning a summer camp for 5 days. My first day back for next school year will be around Aug 1.
     
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    I nanny and continue working on my Etsy shop.
     
  13. Go Blue!

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    No.
     
  14. Lurker

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    No, that's my time for the family vacation.
     
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    Only on my tan.
     
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    I've always worked retail. This will be my first summer off. Unless you count the four weeks I had off last summer where I had multiple interviews per week and job searched full time.
     
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    I've always continued my retail job through the summer...but given that I left that back in November in preparation for the maternity leave position I had...I've yet to decide whether I want to work this summer or not. It also depends heavily on whether I have a teaching position before then. If I do, then I will not work, but will focus tons of time in preparing myself for the year. If not, well, who knows :p
     
  18. Ms_C

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    If I don't get selected to teach summer school, I will be teaching Lego camp. I did this year before last and love it.
     
  19. czacza

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    2-3 hours per week tutoring @ $60-70 per hour.
     
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    I work part-time at a private beach camp. It's a nice change from being indoors all school year, but it leaves me with a mean farmers tan!
     
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    I've worked in summer school every year.
     
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    I worked in summer school last year and really enjoyed it so I hope I will again this year. We are supposed to find out next week if we get a position or not...several people apply in the district each year.
     
  23. Ms. I

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    I worked last summer doing the exact same thing I do during the year (speech-language therapy). But, before that, I hadn't worked summers in years.

    As of March, I'm not working in the speech/teaching field. I'm kind of on a hiatus from that. I'm doing other kind of work these days & will continue throughout the summer, but will probably return to the speech field in the future.
     
  24. mkbren88

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    No, I enjoy my summers off. Expecting baby #2 in June and want to spend as much time beforehand getting ready.
     
  25. bandnerdtx

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    I teach the classroom portion of driver's ed. I've done in-car instruction, too, but not anymore... lol. I also "sub" for our teachers who do summer school on our campus if needed, and this year, I'm proctoring the summer administration of our state assessments.
     
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    Nope. I spend time with my kids, relax, and try to get my house in one piece. :)
     
  27. mazzystar

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    This is my first year teaching so I'm kind of excited that I don't have to "work" in the summer... except for all of the PD that I have to attend. Especially the one that falls in the first week of summer vacation!
     
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    I'm confused...did you leave your SLP job at the school you've been in this year?
     
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    I find out next week if I can teach summer school. I'm undecided, but signed up for it. Even though I have been only hired last year, I have seniority over a few teachers, and for summer school your credential area matters. Apparently we don't have a lot of teachers with English credential, so I may be the 2nd one in line.

    Honestly I wish I could have summer off, go to some training (and get paid) and sub summer school or at the juvenile hall, getting full pay but no responsibility. And enough money to pay my bills, but nothing would be definite.
    OR teach summer school (the days are 8-1:30, which is great), and get a full paycheck with planning lessons and grading.

    I'll just leave it up to fate lol. Either way I will be happy.
     
  30. Ms. I

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    Yep, my boss couldn't afford to pay me anymore, so my last day was before we were out for spring break. I'm pretty positive that I'll have to take some (legal) action regarding the $3K they still owe me right now. And no, this place doesn't have any HR dept or union to take this issue to. This is a mom & pop run school. And no, I'm sure never returning to that place.

    God's blessed me with other work to do at the right time!
     
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    Yes he did. God is good, all the time.

    I wish you the best of luck in your future career!:thumb:
     
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    This will be the first summer I don't teach summer school in three years. I'm taking two grad school classes and working in a three-week STEAM program with a local theater company and a group of our students. I also need time to myself before I burn out.
     
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    I teach summer school. A few years I was a summer school bus driver to get the whole bus driving thing out of my system.
     
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    Yes, all my praise goes to Him! There's been many times throughout my life when God has opened a window for me at the right time when a door had been closed. :)
     
  35. Go Blue!

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    On so many levels, this so funny. :lol::lol:

    Keep it coming. You have a fan in me.:cool:
     
  36. joeschmoe

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    I have a pretty long summer off coming up because I'm switching districts. My current one ends early, and the new one starts late. It's going to be a tough summer, money-wise. I'm looking for options on making some side money. I know tutoring is a possibility but to be honest, it would be nice to do something not education related.
     
  37. JustMe

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    No way do I do legitimate work in the summer.
     
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    Just found out today I'll be teaching summer school. I'm happy because I will have a full paycheck in July (I signed up for 11 month pay, which I'm changing, but I still wouldn't get a paycheck this year because our contracts start in August). The days are 8-1:30, so it's nice and short, and I will teach 1 English class, which is a 2 hour block and the rest is independent study. I'll get my regular pay.
     
  39. iteachbx

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    I work summer school. It's more relaxed, only mornings 4 days a week and the money is great. It's 23 days altogether. It also keeps me on a somewhat normal schedule with still lots of time to enjoy myself and get stuff done.
     
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    Not a chance.
    I've considered it, but my decision every summer is, "I prefer sleeping in and Netflix."
     
  41. CDOR79

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    Of course, if it were up to me- I'd join some of you on those Netflix days! :lol: I have no choice and need the cash though!

    Thanks for all the replies!
     

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