What our Saturday jobs meant to us

A recent survey found that teenagers are now shunning conventional Saturday jobs in favour of the ‘gig economy’.

But for many people, the routine of weekend working while at school was a massive part of growing up and is often a time looked back on with rose-tinted glasses.

Metro.co.uk spoke to people who say their Saturday jobs shaped them and they wouldn’t be where they are without them.

I started working at a rent-a-suit shop called Jeffrey Gook cleaning suits when...
source: Metro

2018-10-11 15:35
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