I grew up in Derby and I seen the opposite day that Derby Heritage Centre is now, considerably bizarrely, a girls hairdressers. This is identical constructing the place I had my first correct all day half time job. It was additionally my most memorable job and the one I'm fondest of, for causes fully unrelated to my precise work.
My mom labored for a press company in Derby metropolis centre and once I was 14 their Sunday woman left. For £12.50 every Sunday I turned a Copy Telephonist, a task that doesn't even exist any extra.
It was my job to take the information articles and ring round all the newspapers, radio and TV stations to see if anybody needed to run the tales. Sometimes I'd learn out the identical copy 15 or extra occasions, and infrequently I'd learn it to a journalist or editor who would then put me via to certainly one of their copy telephonists, who would kind as I dictated.
A single reporter and I’d be the one folks working, and I opened up within the morning and locked up on the finish of the day, though I left the entrance door downstairs locked. Unless a giant story broke the day was pretty monotonous, crammed with 2 line native information tales and the odd soccer fixtures. Occasionally the Photographer could be in his workplace downstairs modifying Wedding photographs or one thing prepared for the native papers on Monday, however we hardly ever even noticed or heard him.
None of that’s what made the job fascinating.