Graduating high school in a few months, want to make a lot of spending money for college. I hear you can make $20 or so an hour working construction, but that its pretty difficult. I'm fairly fit, but I'm also very white and middle class.
Should I do construction or keep working at shitty restaurants?
Yeah sure senpai.
Places will expect you to have tools but they're not hard to get.
If you're a nice guy and don't slack off no one's gonna have any reason to give you a hard time.
Work in the trades. It will benefit you fiscally and mentally. You'll make more money and meet better people exactly because it's more difficult and challenging than working with a bunch of illiterate Mexicans.
Most places give you tools. It's usually only if you're a contractor will you need your own tools.
OP, depends on what kind of construction you're doing. Some isn't as bad as others. I did cable construction (like linemen work) and it was pretty cool. You drive around a lot but when you work you work. Lots of climbing and lifting/holding heavy objects. Being out in the elements. I was in really good shape because of it. You'd be working at the very bottom wherever you went though. You'd probably be better off just waiting tables. You'll probably make more money and it will be a lot easier, aside from dealing with customers.