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19 Struggles That Are Way Too Real For Everyone With A Crappy Summer Job

Dream summer! *Gets up at 6am every day for work*

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1. You have to get up early every damn day.

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Even though it's THE SUMMER.

2. And you can’t even go out late in the evening because you have to be up early for work the next day.

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3. But you’re so tired from work every evening you pretty much just go to bed as soon as you get home.

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4. You think of making plans for your days off but you’re so damn tired you just end up sleeping.

5. Or doing summer homework.

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Summer homework should be illegal.

6. Instead of wearing a swimming costume and shorts every day you’re stuck wearing some gross uniform.

Or some uncomfortable business clothes if you're blessed with working in an office.
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Or some uncomfortable business clothes if you're blessed with working in an office.

7. You get massive FOMO from seeing your friends posting all their awesome summer photos.

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And you're just sitting there indoors.

8. And half of your friends have summer jobs that look super fun.

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9. You’re stuck inside all the time when all you want to do is frolic in the sunshine.

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10. And by the time your job is over it will basically be autumn again.

11. So you definitely can’t get a tan.

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If that's your thing you'll have to resort to fake tan.

12. Or if your summer job involves working outside you just end up with terrible tan lines.

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Not a great look.

13. You can’t get any days off because you’re summer staff.

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Summer staff are the lowest-ranking staff in any company.

14. And you can’t even think about calling in sick.

Calling in sick means not getting paid so you end up dragging yourself to work even if you're at death's door.
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Calling in sick means not getting paid so you end up dragging yourself to work even if you're at death's door.

15. And you're the most at risk of getting fired.

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16. You’re probably getting paid minimum wage, or less, to forgo your summer.

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"Wow, I've been standing here for half an hour and I have just made enough money to buy one Starbucks coffee."

17. And you can’t even go on a crazy spending spree with your wages.

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Because you need that money to live during term time. Woo.

18. You know that when term starts again everyone will be like “How was your summer?”

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I WORKED CONSTANTLY.

19. The only thing keeping you going is the thought that at least it will be over soon.

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