The Photo is actually of Mel Gibson. Times ARE hard.
This is one of the Best and Funniest True Stories from the Old Guv.
Before he left in the 1990s after accepting a redundandancy package “Bettsy” had a few last words to say to the Old Guv House Magazine.
For those who remember the late Colin Betts in the Comp. Room it should not come as any surprise. But, it is very funny.
What have been your Career Highlights whilst working here?
Being told by an “arsehole” that I would never get anywhere in this place and then waiting and waiting to be retrained in desktop publishing.
What are going to do Next?
“Dunno”. I might have stood some chance of getting another job if only I had got that bloody training in Desktop Publishing!
Any special Words of Encouragement to those who are Staying On?
“I’m telling you, don’t believe a bloody word they say about getting retrained in Desktop Publishing”.
Any Special Goodbyes?
“NO! I thought that with my vast experience in this place and the printing trade I might have got retrained for Desktop Publishing. So that “arsehole” was right after All?”
Colin was a strange bloke indeed. I remember him telling me about the time he made himself a cheese and onion sandwich. But, he mistakenly used a daffodil bulb in place of the onion. He was as sick as a dog.