“It never hurts to make a little extra money,” said school crossing guard Patricia Esh.
Esh started as a school crossing guard with the City of Lancaster in October 2017. She has been a stay-at-home mom for 16 years, and once her youngest started middle school she decided it was time to get out of the house.
“When I saw the ad for crossing guards and that it was only 2 hours a day, I thought, ‘Why not?’ ” said Esh. “I have been able to get myself a new car and make the payments from my paychecks, which makes me feels like I am contributing to our household.”
Outside of her regular hours, she has been able to work as a crossing guard at special events like Celebrate Lancaster and Lancaster Pride.
“I like to help!” she said.
Besides the extra cash, Esh loves being able to help students get to and from school safely, and getting to know the neighbors near the school. She also appreciates the flexibility of the part-time job, which leaves her time during the day for her other duties as a mother and wife.
Want to help the community and make some extra cash too? We’re hiring! Visit www.cityoflancasterpa.com/government/city-job-listings and click on “School Crossing Guard” for more information.