OPINION: MY FIRST JOB - Luke Coleman, now project sales manager at Centaur Business Intelligence, ditched an early career as a social worker

After answering an ad in a local paper, Coleman found himself training for a job selling ’dry-frozen’ food door to door.

After answering an ad in a local paper, Coleman found himself

training for a job selling ’dry-frozen’ food door to door.



’My boss was an odious ex-army git with a disregard for personal

hygiene,’ Coleman recalls.



’People bought stuff just to get him out of their houses.’



After four days in the job, Coleman made his one and only sale - to a

pensioner. The spiel went: ’In this box we have 12 portions of two dover

sole fillets cradling a prawn mousse and topped with a fresh Irish Sea

king prawn, while underneath we have lobster thermidor ...’



Eventually the old man parted with pounds 36. ’My elation quickly

evaporated when I realised I’d cheated him out of half his pension. From

social worker to social pariah in 24 hours ...’



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