By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Jul 01, 2009 at 5:41 PM

On Friday, July 3, at some point during the day, I’ll be slinging soda from a random root beer barrel. If you find me, say hello, and I’ll buy you a soda.

No, I’m not moonlighting on Instead, I am doing research for’s latest series of articles, "Shift Switch." For the next year or so, the writers will work other jobs -- most of which are "very Milwaukee" in some way -- and write about the experience. For example, Senior Editor Drew Olson made burgers at George Webb and served beer at Summerfest.

As long as it's not disgustingly hot, I am looking forward to working the barrel. Who knows, maybe I’ll discover that "soda jerk" is my true calling.

Pepsi, anyone?

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.