My first job was at the age of 18 – a Christmas temp at Poundland , where the great interactions were, to put it politely, thin on the ground and I thought back to the work environment I experienced in my first visit to White Ladies and also various other drop-ins throughout the years. It gave me the idea to actually apply for a job with MacIntyre to work under a better atmosphere with wider possibilities, and the opportunity to work alongside people who understand the importance of good relationships and great interactions. And, rather wonderfully, I now have a number of people to share my interests in Johnny Cash and Michael Jackson with …!
I don’t work regularly with Darren, but I still remember – and am reminded every time I see him – how brilliantly people respond to him and how he improves the moods of everyone around him. In a few weeks’ time we will be going to Hay-On-Wye together for the day, blasting out 80s music all the way there & back and spending our time perusing the music books in second-hand shops, which we both love…(and there’s scope for a Mag article right there).
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