I have to go around and find a job (or two or three) for the summer. Help me compile a list of the pros/cons of working at certain places/at certain positions Speaking from experience is best, theorizing is also welcome. Here is my experience with jobs.
Con: *Difficult to get a lot of hours in a big business (as opposed to a small store) until you work your way up.
*Requires enough brain power that you have to pay attention but not enough to be intellectually stimulating. It's sort of the worst of both worlds.
Pro: *Usually there is an efficient and organized system that you can easily fit into.
*Physically demanding; you burn a lot of calories moving around all day, and if you're female you get nicely toned arms.
Con: *You have to be nice to people that aren't nice to you.
*Mindless small talk.
Pro: *There is little annoyance of always having to be smiley and accessible compared to most other jobs; you're supposed to be at a computer or doing whatever it is you're supposed to be doing.
*When the work is mindless, at least it's such a cognitively small load you can enjoy your thoughts that you want to be thinking.
*You can build a good relationship with you're boss since they'll be around if you're helping them. This is good for references in the future.
Con: *Cubicles sorta suck.