A 42-YEAR-OLD woman has realised that her cash-in-hand babysitting job 28 years ago, where she was paid for watching telly and eating crisps, was her career high.
Accountant Helen Archer admitted that she would trade her well-paid position and company Audi for a job where she watched The Fly on VHS while some children slept upstairs.
She said: “Maybe it wasn’t a money-spinner, but I’ve never known job satisfaction like it.
“I’d go through the fridge, phone my boyfriend, play their Terence Trent D’Arby CDs and sneak a tot of whisky, all while clocking up a per hour rate well above minimum wage.
“They had MTV when nobody had MTV, I could help myself to Coke, and then I’d get driven home. Now I have to buy my own teabags. Where did I go wrong?”
Archer’s boss, head of finance Susan Traherne, agreed that the Saturday bakery job where she got free doughnuts was the best ever, while director of UK operations Joe Turner said that riding his bike on his paper round while listening to Simple Minds made him feel ‘so alive’.
CEO Wayne Hayes said: “I worked behind the record counter at Woolworth’s. I stole every single released from 1986-1991 and snogged Michelle off the Pic ’N Mix in the stockroom. I was like a king.
“Now what have I got?”