OPINION: MY FIRST JOB - Tom Shrager, sales executive at More Group, got carried away with a sudden bout of flower power one summer

’We had to turn up at 8 in the morning to pick daffodils for the market.

’We had to turn up at 8 in the morning to pick daffodils for the


There were about 40 people there, and nearly all were old men and


We got paid pounds 3 a case, which meant 100 bunches of ten daffs.

’These old dears went off like rockets, up and down the rows of flowers.

By the end of the day they’d filled about 20 cases, while I’d managed a

mighty two - that’s six quid.

’I stuck at it for two weeks, even though the pay dropped to pounds 2.80

a case and I got daffodil poisoning on my hands.

’However, the experience served me well in an interview for a job in ad

sales. I got the job when asked what had prepared me for a sales job - I

said I was used to getting paid sod-all for getting my hands dirty.’


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