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.
So I get to be a waitress again!
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!
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.
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.
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