Summer is almost here! In America, school's summer vacation starts in mid-June. It is a long vacation that lasts about 2 and a half months!! Many high school students do a part-time job during the summer vacation. Jobs at restaurants, summer camps, and swimming pools are most common. When I was a high school student, I worked a different part-time job each summer. I worked as a ticket-taker in a movie cinema. The next summer, I worked at a family restaurant. One summer, I worked cleaning the floor in a doughnut shop!
The summer jobs usually only pay minimum wage. This 6 dollars and 15 cents, now (about 730 yen). It is not much money but the part time jobs are a fun way to make new friends and learn the value of money.
Most students use the money to keep up their cars or enjoy the long summer vacation.
Did you have a part time-job when you were a student? What is the minimum wage in Japan?
summer vacation: 夏休み mid-June： ６月の中旬 part-time job: アルバイト doughnut: ドーナツ minimum wage: 最低賃金 the value of money: お金の価値