Listening to: We R Who We R
Reading: Journey Into Mystery's new issues
And actually, I really like it. I was worried I wouldn't, since they needed me to work pretty much only nights (5:30-midnight, or 6 to midnight, depending on which store) and I'm not much of a night person. The first week required a lot of napping. Also, sometimes I make overtime--since I live closest to the main store (aka 5-7 minute drive when almost everyone else is 20 or more) sometimes I get called in earlier to help the day shift if they get suddenly overwhelmed (they're usually much, much slower than night shift, day shift has 1 worker, night shift 3-5). And if I go in early enough (usually by 3-3:30) they tend to let me off early if they can, which I don't mind (the last hours of both store's nights is mind-numbingly dull after you finish cleaning)
I also get 1 dollar more than minimum wage an hour plus a share of the tips (one night there were 4 people working and I got over 9 bucks just in tips--seriously), do not have to clock out to eat dinner if I don't leave the premises and do so in under 15 minutes (and if i do want to leave, there's a McDonald's across the street and a KFC a bit down from it), I can take a short break without clocking out and on busy nights my superiors have been known to MAKE me take those breaks (one even made me sit outside with my iPod for seven or so minutes since we'd had an hour long rush).
I don't mind the cleaning--it help me stay awake (and there will be cleaning in this ice-cream store, let me tell you--kids, Formica tables, teenage tourists--you get the drift). I'm mostly cleared to work register, but the supervisors still prefer to be close in case I make a mistake (I apparently make less of those than a few new hires who have been there a bit longer though--yay!) and need help. I get 1-2 samples of ice-cream if I want them (usually don't but some nights I need 'em).
All in all, it's a good summer job. Though as the boss pointed out, all the summer hires get fired in August (don't mind, have college). Still, I think I'm a prime candidate for next year!