Horrendous jobs to support your acting career?

Horrendous jobs to support your acting career?

Have you worked some horrendous jobs to support your acting career?

The worse by far was working in a Crisp Factory (apparently I had a lucky escape, at least it wasn’t the burger factory...blood around your ankles anyone?!)

This most definitely fitted into the category of ‘character building’ as our parents may say. I had finished my A Levels and a long summer stretched ahead until I went to Drama School, so with limited options in a small town, I headed to the factory of crisps.

It was shift work- 2pm-10pm and the majority of that time was spent clock watching and playing tricks on yourself... “Ok, I am definitely not going to look at the clock for another 45 minutes...aarrrgh 11 minutes... seriously”.

It was mind numbing work; packing boxes, stacking boxes and moving boxes all for £2 something an hour, if I remember correctly. I had one particularly hideous day where I was allocated to work in ‘Potato land’ - I affectionately named it this to stop myself from going quietly insane.

I was partnered with a man who looked like he had been in Potato land for around 140 years. As we watched the conveyer belt present a constant flow of potatoes, it was our job to cut the big ones in half and throw the bad ones. He provided a soundtrack of ‘That’s a biggun’ and ‘That’s a badun’ for the duration of the day which made me want to scream.

There can be another way... you could be your own boss but your own boss on your terms...

Behind the scenes of my headshot shoot // 5 of 6

Behind the scenes of my headshot shoot // 5 of 6

A guest on The Supermum Podcast

A guest on The Supermum Podcast

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