Now Hiring? The State Fair

corndog.jpgTechnically, it’s about a month and a half away, but it’s never too late to start applying for a job at The Great Minnesota Get Together. There’s nothing that increases responsibility and teaches the youth of America how to value their hard earned money much more than working 10 days in a metal corn dog stand, haggling over the price of a soda with a family of fourteen from a small town four hours away. No, seriously, apply now and get first dibs on the awesome jobs.

The fair this week began accepting applications for positions such as ticket takers, ticket sellers, parking attendants, cashiers, game attendants, costumed characters, retail sales and food service workers. [link]

While I’ve never had the privilege of being an employee of the Minnesota State Fair, I spent the summers of my youth working 14 hour days at the Missouri State Fair, getting paid cash and being instructed to tell anyone that asked that I was at least 16 years old. Man, those were the days.

Is the Minnesota State Fair a prime place for kids to put in some hours before school starts so they can pay for their own school clothes, or was that just a thing that went on Southern part of the Midwest?

And furthermore, why isn’t there a restaurant (or a CHAIN of restaurants) where I can order some fair food on a regular basis? There are days where I’d give my first born for a bucket of Sweet Martha’s cookies and any other thing I want on a splintered stick.

4 Comments so far

  1. jumi (unregistered) on July 12th, 2007 @ 9:51 am

    If you could get fair food all the time, why would anybody go to the fair?

    Silly.


  2. Wendy (unregistered) on July 12th, 2007 @ 9:53 am

    To see farm animals giving birth, of course!


  3. bixby (unregistered) on July 12th, 2007 @ 10:20 am

    Remember, Premium on a stick was my idea and I will be selling it at (or at least near) the fair out of the trunk of my car.


  4. Jumi (unregistered) on July 12th, 2007 @ 2:39 pm

    4 letters for you Wendy: HCMC

    wait…what?



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