My first job was scooping ice cream at a Braums down the street. One of the first things I learned after my first pay check was that it was fun to spend money -- fancy coffees, pretty journals, and so on.
Here are five tips for being REALLY good at your summer or part time job.
2. Never Complain - Not to managers (obviously) and not to people with the same job as you. Complaining does nothing to remedy the situation. You complaining that you cleaned the bathroom last time will not get rid of the fact that the bathroom needs to be cleaned. Even if your managers complain. Remember that you enjoy your money, and therefore enjoy your job.
3. Follow the dress code - Even if it's stupid, even if you have to tuck the ends of your jeans into your crocs. Sure there are a few managers that will let you get away with slipping up on dress code, but why have a bad mark against you from anyone. Few people will scoff at you following dress code, unless you really do have to tuck your jeans into your crocs...
4. Cover people's shifts - Unless you really do have plans, always be willing to cover peoples shifts. They'll remember it when you need a shift covered and will be more likely to return the favor, and when doing so remember number two.