OPINION: MY FIRST JOB - Carl White, now the managing director of online sales house 24/7, nearly became a driller killer

’As a dentistry student, I spent two years filling teeth - with disastrous results,’ White says.

’As a dentistry student, I spent two years filling teeth - with

disastrous results,’ White says.



’When I gave my first injection to a fellow student, I was so nervous I

missed the correct point of entry and scraped the needle right across

his gums. Then there was the time I drilled right through a woman’s

molar and into the nerve. Quite frankly, I was useless.



’I should have realised practical work wasn’t for me when my woodwork

teacher told my parents the chessboard I was making looked like a

skateboard!



’At times during my sales career - when negotiations have gone a bit

awry - I’ve imagined putting the person I’m talking to into a dentist’s

chair and filling their teeth. Without anaesthetic.’



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