YOUR VOICE: YEP reader panel tell of their festive job memories

File photo dated 17/12/14 of staff at Royal Mail's Glasgow mail centre, as Royal Mail has announced plans to recruit 19,000 workers to help deal with the seasonal increase in post and parcels. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday October 1, 2015. The jobs will be created across the UK, mainly to help sort the Christmas mail, and will run from mid-November until early January. See PA story INDUSTRY Mail. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire
File photo dated 17/12/14 of staff at Royal Mail's Glasgow mail centre, as Royal Mail has announced plans to recruit 19,000 workers to help deal with the seasonal increase in post and parcels. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday October 1, 2015. The jobs will be created across the UK, mainly to help sort the Christmas mail, and will run from mid-November until early January. See PA story INDUSTRY Mail. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire
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Leeds is set for a jobs bonanza with thousands of Christmas jobs being created.

With that in mind, we decided to ask members of our reader panel what their memories are (good or bad) of any seasonal/temporary jobs they have had in the past?

Sophie Mei Lan

I’ve always loved the Christmas buzz, whether it has been working as a waitress, shop assistant or bellydancer!

Although things can get tetchy towards the big day with supermarket customers demanding “goose fat because they NEED it”.

I’m really looking forward to another buzz this year as my chef husband and I are part of the team who have taken over The Hepworth Cafe in Wakefield.

Picture by James Hardisty.

Picture by James Hardisty.

So I get to be a waitress again!

Jim Kirk

I’ve never had a seasonal job, but I recall the Christmas concert at my grandson’s school a while back.

Mary and Joseph had just been told there was no room at the Inn, when all of a sudden a voice from the back of the hall called out and said “Should have used Trivago!

Dean Fallows

Temporary and seasonal jobs were the introduction into the real world of work for me.

It gave you independence, money in your pocket and rules that you had to abide by.

It was hard work, but a lot of fun.

Liz Goodwill

I have never had a temporary christmas job, and to be honest I don’t really see them as a bonus.

I just them as a cheap way to keep staff levels to a minimum and then exploit people at the busiest times.

Do you want to be part of our reader panel and have your say on the topics that matter most to the people of Leeds and surrounding area?

If so, then email chris.page@jpress.co.uk.

Ian Beaumont of KPMG

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