5. Being a camp counselor taught us how to withstand awful karaoke.
Singing the same terrible camp songs all summer wasn’t easy, but it hardened our ears to our friends’ screaming karaoke medleys. Search “Boom Chicka Boom” on YouTube for some cringe-inducing camp memories.
9. Working at a movie theater taught us that all free movies are good movies.
There was something magical about getting in to work early and sitting in an empty, air-conditioned theater to watch Austin Powers: Goldmember. The perks of working at a movie theater also make it super painful to shell out $15 for bad movies today.
10. Signature gathering for political causes taught us not to be afraid of “no” for an answer.
If you can overcome the intense awkwardness of approaching complete strangers to ask for signatures, you can definitely ask your boss for a raise or ask a stranger out on a date.
13. Working as an office assistant taught us that cubicles can kill your soul.
Avoid office work as long as you can! Unless it’s something that will make a major impact on your career, it’s always better to work at a fun, active job either outdoors or with a lot of personal interaction.