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Sasha Obama gets a taste of the working life

President Obama’s youngest daughter lands a summer job on Martha’s Vineyard

Let’s applaud President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama for attempting to maintain a sense of normalcy for their two girls. While Malia Obama just graduated high school and is opting for a gap year going into college, Sasha Obama has joined the workforce. And her job is nothing fancy.

Six Secret Service agents were posted outside of Nancy’s, a seafood restaurant in Martha’s Vineyard on Wednesday. According to an exclusive story in the Boston Herald, several were in a large Suburban SUV and others sat on the restaurant’s takeout benches. They were detailing 15-year-old Sasha Obama, who is spending some time this summer in Massachusetts away from the White House and in the working world.

The first daughter is using the name Natasha as she gains some skills of the service industry. She’s being trained on the cash register, serving tables and prepping the restaurant before its opening.

“She’s been working downstairs at takeout,” a server at the busy island eatery told the Boston Herald. “We were wondering why there were six people helping this girl, but then we found out who it was.”

Nancy’s is reportedly one of the Obamas’ favorite eateries during their annual Martha’s Vineyard vacation, and they are pretty cool with the owner Joe Moujabber.

Sasha works four-hour shifts and will work until her parents arrive Saturday for their vacation, according to the Vineyard Gazette.

Kelley Evans is a general editor at The Undefeated. She is a food passionista, helicopter mom and an unapologetic southerner who spends every night with the cast of The Young and the Restless by way of her couch.