I've been looking for a part-time job when I get home for weeks and still haven't found a single thing. I've applied to a library, which never called back (they never call back anyone, from what I've heard) and a receptionist position that called me back and told me I was far too young, despite two great letters of recommendation and plenty of work experience. I'm getting to the end of my rope here. I can't work in retail. I did it for three years during high school and it was so draining and unpleasant that even after a two hour shift I'd come back incredibly tired and depressed from stupid managers and entitled bastard customers. I know I should take what I can get but after an entire year of a demanding schoolwork, sleepless nights, and worrying about everything under the sun, I had actually hoped to have an enjoyable summer, maybe take tennis lessons and do a little leisure studying in physics but most of these things require some amount of money and so it looks like I'll need to work since my family is on shaky ground financially (they're doing okay but certainly not well enough to pay for extras). What can I do? Not working means that I'll have very little money for next year, until I start my on-campus job (I make decent money but I'd live to save some for expenses I forsee next semester) but working at a crap job like telemarketing or retail means that I'll be miserable and tired all summer long and I won't even get to use the money for what I wanted in the first place. Sorry for the long-winded post!