I have been having a discussion in the office about easiest jobs. My friend was telling me that when she moved to France, one of her first jobs was in a factory watching biscuits on a conveyor belt.
She then moved to another factory and watched sweetcorn. That was her entire responsibility. She was in unfamiliar territory and was simply making some money – she is now a qualified teacher.
The easiest job I ever had was delivering leaflets when I was around 13 or 14. I was paid £5 and half-way through, I got bored and threw the rest away.
Rob Wills from kmfm Breakfast used to be a barman at a Harvester restaurant and producer Aaron worked on the shop floor of BHS.
Station producer at kmfm, Jon Young, sprung up and told the office he was in charge of the pizzas at Pizza Hut. I didn’t know there were such job divisions. So someone is entirely in charge of the salad?
Mid-morning presenter Garry Wilson caused controversy when he said a paper round was hardly a tough job. I disagreed. If you were on the Sunday morning round the bag was weighed down with magazines and supplements inside the newspapers.
I was sacked from my paper round as I asked the newsagent if it would be OK not to do the Sunday round as it was hurting my shoulder. He took the bag from me and asked me to leave. My mum rang him up – not happy – and the newsagent said I could have the job back if I wanted on Monday. I did not return.
I’ve just returned from Boston where I presented kmfm Drivetime as part of Live in Boston, I’m still reliving how great Coldplay were. The prize was to see the band live at the TD Gardens. They were beyond brilliant.
When flying somewhere, do you notice that when you land you are allowed to walk through first class, but not at the start of the flight? It is if to say, ‘Look where you could have been sitting,’ with all that leg room staring at you. One day I’ll be in there.
This weekend is your chance to win your child the best ever back-to-school package. They will get an electrical notebook, plus we will kit them out ready for their big day back in September. Be listening all this weekend. Good luck!