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We've got a work experience kid in for a couple of weeks and he'll do anything you tell him to... He's was in the server room most of yesterday monitoring the network activity lights - he almost missed his lunch till we took pity on him.

We are bastards.

How bad was your first experience of work?

(, Thu 10 May 2007, 9:45)
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Nivea Dream boy
Not my first experience of work but worth a post

Thursday evening I get a phone call from a friend.

"Do you want to do you want to do this promotional thing on Sunday? Basically we go to North Yorkshire (from Essex) and do a bit of a dance."

"Oooh ahh, Im not sure"
I replied with a distinct lack of conviction.

"Travel expenses included free night at a travel-lodge and £110 basic for 8 hours"


It turns out I was representing Nivea as a 'Nevea Dream Boy' at a race for life in Skipton In Yorkshire. Nivea being one of the race for lifes main sponsors. My duties along with my 3 fellow 'Dream boys' to earn this £110 included blowing up balloons and handing them to children, easy enough. But more importantly and terrifyingly, my second duty was performing a cheerleading routine and a dance in front of several thousand women, whist wearing some very tight spandex.

Now Im not exactly a slim chap. I looked like Steve Redgrave after a 6 month pie binge, in my spandex vest and shorts. This coupled with the fact that I am the whitest man on the planet and as such have no rhythm or dancing ability, meant doing a dance routine after just 3 hours practice in front of a load of women was pretty scary. However it all went well and any fuck-ups mearly added to the spirit of the event.

It was great fun and the best £110 I have ever made. Some of the women running were really inspiring and I ended up really enjoying the dancing, we even volunteered to join the aerobics instructor on stage while she did the warm-ups. In fact I enjoyed it so much that I am hopefully going to do loads more over the summer.
(, Wed 16 May 2007, 20:27, Reply)

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