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That's entertainment: What's working on a cruise ship really like?

Michael Grant has spent a decade on cruise ships, entertaining passengers and sailing the high seas. But is life on a cruise ship as glamorous and carefree as it sounds? We managed to grab ten minutes with Michael to find out what the job's really like. When did you start working on cruise ships? ... Read more

What's working as a holiday rep really like?

When you think of holiday reps, you might be tempted to think of the following attributes: Booze. Late nights. Naughty goings-on. Sun. Sand. Sedatives (not really). You’re probably curious, right? We were too, so we decided it would be a good idea to interview an ex-rep to see what their job was re... Read more

Doors to manual: What was working as cabin crew in the 1970s and 1980s like?

Even though we’re all still fascinated by the world of air travel, who doesn’t wonder about the glamour of yesteryear? We’ve spoken to two members of cabin crew who worked in the 1970s and 1980s. Jaqui Perry worked as cabin crew from 1968 to 1971 for British United Airways, which then became Briti... Read more

Millennials married to their jobs in danger of 'holiday burnout'

Hands up if you're always tempted to get on your phone and do just a little bit of extra work while you're on holiday? We've done some research into working on holiday, and we've discovered that lots of people are failing to detach from the office when it comes to their summer breaks. However, it’s... Read more

Life as a pilot: What’s working for easyJet like?

Steve Hochkins has been working for easyJet for twelve and a half years, and has worked as a professional pilot for 33 years. His career in aviation started with the Air Cadets when he was 13, and very soon after joining he realised he’d like to be a pilot. Post A-levels, he joined the RAF, where h... Read more

What's working as British Airways cabin crew really like?

Last week, we spoke to a member of British Airways' cabin crew, and we asked her everything about her job - the perks, the unexpected parts, the pitfalls and the intensity of her training. Here's the unadulterated truth about working with the world's most prestigious airline. What made you want to ... Read more

New survey suggests kids and relationships suffer when you work on holiday

A new survey has suggested that just taking a few hours to work on holiday can have a damaging effect on your relationships - and your kids. Parents are being warned to avoid sabotaging their much-needed quality family time by allowing work to 'gatecrash' their family holidays. A recent poll by To... Read more

Chalet host life: What's it like?

Emily, 27, is a primary school teacher these days, but during the winter of 2010 and the spring of 2011 she worked in Val d’Isere as a chalet host for six months. She was 21 when she took the job, and although she loves her life as a teacher, she looks back fondly on her days of serving tea in bed ... Read more

What’s it like to work as a chalet host with your partner?

When winter sports fans Helen and Tom decided to work a winter season in France, they had no idea what to expect. After packing up their lives in the UK and moving to Chatel, they worked as chalet hosts from December 2013 - April 2014. The pair ran a catered chalet which slept up to 12 people; they ... Read more

Holiday Reps’ tales: Skinny dipping and failed romances in the sun

Max Harrison worked as a holiday rep for three months before his career in the sun came to an abrupt end. As our last piece about holiday reps and what goes on behind the scenes proved so popular, we decided to dig a little deeper, and asked Max about his time in Magaluf (he was also transferred ov... Read more

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