Preparing for Adulting After MHS: Skippers, Their Part-Time Jobs

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Holmgren, '19, poses with a bag of flour during a shift.

Holmgren, '19, poses with a bag of flour during a shift.

Rebecca Schumacher

Rebecca Schumacher

Holmgren, '19, poses with a bag of flour during a shift.

Rebecca Schumacher, Staff Writer

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One of the staples of every high schooler’s experience is their first job, an introduction into the daunting world of interviews, minimum wage and dealing with customers. MHS students are involved in a variety of unique jobs, such as:

Hanna Holmgren, ’19

Holmgren works at Great Harvest Bread Company, a bakery in Minnetonka. She began seven months ago in May. Her job is primarily customer service but also basic necessities to run the bakery, such as “cleaning and preparing for the next morning.”

Although work can be intense, there’s still a lot of fun involved. She reflected that she enjoys “spending time with my coworkers and getting to have fun and laugh while I’m on the job.”

Dilley, ’19, poses with a coworker. She performed as a ‘mourner’ in the Blood Creek Cemetery attraction.

Ava Dilley, ’19

From September to October, Dilley worked at what to most people would be a dream job: Valleyscare. She is what Valleyscare calls the haunt talent, which means that she is one of the costumed actors that are responsible for giving visitors at least a few jump scares before they leave the park.

Her favorite part of the job is “getting my makeup done and scaring people. It’s always fun being able to act and perform.”

Emali Pettey, ’18

During the summer, Pettey works as a lifeguard, covering beaches in Minnetonka, Wayzata, Excelsior, Deephaven, Minnewashta, and Waconia. Her main job is obviously to watch over the beach for potential danger and “de-escalate situations.” She is also on the lookout for potentially dangerous behavior, like “running on the dock or skipping rocks or fishing in the swim area.”

While keeping an eye out for threats, she still has fun “working with other guards,” and playing games like frisbee and tee when the beach is empty. She recalled, “You spend a lot of time together and get to know one another.”

 

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