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» The Dirty Secrets of Your Trade

Premium Rate telphone lines....
To my shame I worked for a company that supplied these "services".

There were quite a few competitions where "A winner will be randomly selected by computer", bollocks it will, 'twas me stopping the tape recorder at a random point.

One of the tabloids (The mirror I think) had a phone in for racing tips. He was meant to ring in and update the line every morning - one day he didn't so I had to do the mirror racing tips for the day (know bugger all about it!)

The company also produced a mens magazine, well you can guess the sort of content....

I wrote a telephone system so you could call the featured ladies and leave a message on their answer phone.

Of course the pictures in the mag had nothing to do with the people who'd reply to the voicemail....

20 stone chain smoking slappers the lot of them...

length? about 8 months before I had a fit of ethics.
(Thu 27th Sep 2007, 16:35, More)

» I don't understand the attraction

I just don't understand...
Unlike most of the posts here I'm not going to rant about the things I don't like I'm just going to spout about something I simply don't understand why it exists at all:

Sports News.

Why does it exist?

A section on the news dedicated to telling you the results of sporting events....

Who's the target audience?


A) You're interested in which case either you'll have watched the event, or won't want to know the result until you've watched it, so they prefix the announcement with "If you don't want to know the result look away now". What other program tells there EXACT TARGET AUDIENCE TO TURN OFF!


B) You don't give a monkies.

Either way why bother dedicating upto 25% of the news slot to it? Is there really nothing better to be reporting on in that time.

It strikes me that it's probably just spite on behalf of the news channel that they didn't get the rights to broadcast the full event. If that is the case it'd be far more entertaining to actually say that - "Now because those fuckers over at sky have go the rights here are the results, see you don't need to subscribe now do you"
(Sat 17th Oct 2009, 10:06, More)

» The Boss

Dodgy boss...
So as I've mentioned previously here, in a past life I worked for a company supplying "adult" telephone services. The owner of this company & my boss was a "character" if you want to be charitable.

Some examples:-

Before I even joined as I was recruited through an agency I was asked to lie about the salary I'd accepted so the fee would be lower.

He could never go back to the USA as he was wanted in 7 states for fraud.

In a meeting, fags would be offered around the table being a non smoker I answered "No thanks, I don't smoke", the response was "Why don't you start"

The first 2-3 weeks I was working there there was a bin outside full of smoldering financial records.

In a similar vein the Madrid office was 'closed' with a can of four star.

I decided it was time to leave when I was brought a spam pyramid scam email with the comments "This is a really good idea, can we do this"
(Sun 21st Jun 2009, 20:45, More)

» That's me on TV!

The Weather Channel (US)
Some years ago I decided it was time to do something a little different, so I booked to go on a Tornado chasing tour round the mid west.

We were followed around by a film crew for the first two weeks & I was interviewed a couple of times as "Gee Y'all come from England"...

Never saw the footage, I believe it was on some station in Jefferson City in 2001ish...
(Fri 12th Jun 2009, 16:02, More)

» The Weird Kid In Class

I hope they returned 'misadventure'
A kid at my school was always bragging that he could tie a perfect hangman's knot...

A few years after I left I heard that he actually could, shame he "accidentally" tested it on himself. (Well not really - he was a complete twat).
(Fri 19th Jan 2007, 15:18, More)
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