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Sasha Obama Has A Summer Job

| by Zara Zhi
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President Barack Obama's daughter, Sasha, is doing what a lot of "normal" teens do during summer -- working a job.

Sasha, 15, is working at the takeout window at Nancy’s, a seafood restaurant on Martha’s Vineyard, south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. But the presidential daughter is going by her full first name, Natasha, when she works the register, buses tables, and preps the eatery before it opens for lunch.

It’s no surprise that Sasha comes with an entourage of six Secret Service agents who loom over her while she’s putting in her four hours a day. The agents were spotted sitting in a large Suburban SUV and on the takeout benches while Sasha worked inside.

“We were wondering why there were six people helping this girl,” a waiter at the restaurant in Oak Bluffs told the Boston Herald, “but then we found out who it was.”

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But the job isn’t permanent. Sasha will only be working until Aug. 6, when the rest of her family arrives for a two-week vacation.

The restaurant, which seats 350, is a favorite of the Obamas whenever they vacation at Martha’s Vineyard. And the Obamas are reportedly friends with the proprietor, Joe Moujabber.

Moujabber was the center of some controversy when he violated a building permit by constructing a large three-story building on the historic North Bluff area of Martha’s Vineyard, reports Vineyard Gazette.

Tyler Evans, 12, ordered chicken fingers, fries, clam chowder and a Sprite from Sasha and said it was obvious she was still training.

“There was someone there helping her, she wasn’t that good at it. I had to tell her my order a few times,” he said.

When he asked to take a photo with her, she told him she couldn’t, according to the Boston Herald.

Obama’s youngest daughter ends her shift by 11:30 a.m., half an hour after the establishment opens, according to New York Daily News. Sasha and a friend were spotted wearing navy blue Nancy’s T-shirts and baseball caps while they brought a tray of drinks out to Secret Service agents. The two then got into the SUV and took off.

Sasha is estimated to earn about $12 to $15 an hour, plus tips. Not too bad for a 15-year-old.

Sasha’s older sister, Malia, was accepted to Harvard and will study there next year after taking a gap year. Last summer, Malia interned on the hit HBO series “Girls.”

Sources: New York Daily News, Boston Herald, Vineyard Gazette / Photo credit: Christopher Evans/Boston Herald

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