What to do for the next six months?
March 9, 2009 2:45 PM Subscribe
I'm back home, on leave from college, until September and trying to find a job that is engaging and pays relatively well.
posted by leurocristine to Work & Money (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have been leaning towards physical labor jobs because my only previous job was doing clerical work in an office and it's not something I'm looking for again. I joined a few temp agencies focusing on light industrial and general labor work and though I haven't go on an assignment yet it seems that overwhelmingly these jobs pay near minimum wage, especially since I have no knowledge of skilled trades and slim work experience. I want to find something with the same technical lean (that is, not an office job), but that pays better, preferably around $12-15/hr. I've also been considering waiting tables. Overall, though, it seems that there aren't a lot of job openings available right now and I'm having trouble sorting this out. I'd appreciate any suggestions on what work to pursue and specific advice on how to go about that would be great. I live in Southwest Houston, by the way. Thanks.