Searching for a summer job is no longer just for teens. With soaring gas prices and a sluggish economy, a lot of teachers are looking for summer jobs to make ends meet. One teacher from Myrtle Grove Middle School says this summer she is working more than 40 hours a week. Ten months out of the year, Blair Struble is a full-time teacher. In the summer she becomes a full time nanny. "As a second year teacher I do not make enough money to supplement the two months off, because time off is more expensive than time teaching," said Struble. So instead of spending time at the beach with friends she is hanging out with 7-year-old Amaya. "Basically Monday through Friday I'll pick her up, and we'll go to the beach, the pool, the museum," said Struble. Struble said she has never had to work this many hours at a summer job. "I'm definitely working as much as I can during the week with her, and I'm making more than I would a month as a teacher," said Struble. "The extra money definitely helps with me being able to save money. It helps with gas prices being so high. It helps with me being able to enjoy my summer more because I have the extra cash to be able to pay off credit card bills that everybody racks up while they're in college." Until the cost of living goes down and her teaching salary goes up, she will continue her role as a full time teacher and summer time nanny. Holding down a second job...like many other educators... Having a summer time job seems to be a growing trend among teachers. When WWAY looked on Craig's List we found dozens of teachers looking for employment, hoping to make money doing things like tutoring, or babysitting.
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