Summer jobs for the lucky few

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It’s summer, but traditional summer jobs for students are thin on the ground. The recession has put paid to all the seasonal vacancies in shops, hotels and offices. So it was a great stroke of luck when I bumped into a colleague who had a short-term vacancy in her sales support team, and managed to snap it up for my student son.


I can write about it now without fear of embarrassing him, as he has done his five weeks and is off to enjoy the rest of his vacation.


He had a pleasant time, earned some money and I enjoyed having his company for the drive in and at lunch.


Everyone I told about it said either: “So, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know,” or “Nepotism rules eh?” or “What, that tall guy?”


To which I would just like to say … sometimes you can just be in the right place at the right time, or maybe “It’s better to be lucky than to be smart.”


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