What I Did:
Christmas Tree Lot Employee - Cut your own - Age 15 - Earned Minimum Wage plus tips.
How I Did It:
When buying our Christmas Tree I approached one man working who appeared to have some authority and asked if he needed any help.
Earning tips was fun - hustling to get to the next customer and their vying for their tip became a competitive event. That and hustling kept you warm in the cold weather.
Pros - earned some cash as well as all but guaranteed a job for myself the following year. Tips quickly out paced minimum wage.
Cons - Sap got on everything everywhere. Cold weather and the coffee was for customers. The closer you got to 12/25 the fewer the tips, the less hustling required, the colder you became.
- Absolutely Learned how to hustle for tips --> AN INVALUABLE SKILL for a young man.