OPINION: MY FIRST JOB

Paul Gibbins, senior agency sales executive at Excite UK, once had a touch of the Arfur Daleys

Paul Gibbins, senior agency sales executive at Excite UK, once had

a touch of the Arfur Daleys



’I worked as a new and used car salesman at a Volkswagen garage when I

was 19. The job was OK but it offered a very low basic salary with a

very high commission.



’We also had to work one in every three Sundays, from 10am till 2pm, and

two in every three Saturdays.



’The Sundays were nasty - it’s not much fun flogging cars with a

hangover - but Saturdays were worse because I’m a big Spurs fan and it

meant missing the game. I would often disappear mysteriously from work

between 3pm and 4.45pm on Saturdays - although I can’t quite recall

where I went.’



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