The Worst School Jobs

Volunteering for school jobs is a great way to gain work experience, especially if you've never held down a job before. But there are some duties that you should stay away from. Here's a list of the worst school jobs and why you should avoid them!

Garbage Collector

Picking up garbage on school grounds stinks! You have to clean up disgusting stuff like rotten lunches and sticky pop cans swarming with fruit flies. If you're lucky, your teacher will give you gloves and a face mask - but it'll still stink. Once you're finished, you'll need to take a hot shower to wash away the putrid smell, or else no one will come near you.

Pet Cage Cleaner

Here's another job that reeks. Sure, it's fun to feed the class pet and watch it run around in it's cage, but do you notice all that poop lying around on the bottom of the cage? Someone's got to clean it up! It's not so fun anymore, huh?

Class Babysitter

Sometimes, the kindergarten teacher needs to leave her class for a meeting or a project, which is where the volunteer comes in. It sounds totally cool - skipping class to play with trucks or Barbies for a couple of hours - but do you really want to babysit a bunch of screaming, whining, crying five year-old kids? Think again.

Ball Boy and Waterboy

Being the ball boy or waterboy isn't that bad cuz you get to watch the games and cheer on your school teams. But, some of your classmates may have the wrong idea about why you're volunteering for this job. They may think you're fetching balls and filling up water bottles as a trade-off for not making the team.

Chalkboard Cleaner

Cleaning the chalkboard is usually punishment for talking in class, chewing gum in class or doing one of the other 500 things you're not allowed to do in class. But on some days, there won't be any students to punish so your teacher will ask someone to clean the chalkboard and dust off the erasers. Don't volunteer unless you want to breathe in chalk dust and get it all over your nice, clean clothes.

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