Now bear with me on this one..
One of the best marquee erectors I ever worked with was Darren. He was faster and stronger than just about anyone else around and he fought women off with a sh*tty stick. In short everyone loved working with him. However, he was also a very shrewd chap.
On Fridays if the day was quiet with only a small marquee to do then he’d let whatever young lad was working with him be in charge for the day and boss him around. It sounds a laugh (and it was) but it’s also a very educational thing to do. You learn what winds the lads up (as that’s what they’ll make you do!) and you get to ham up any annoying things they do.
Try it one (quiet) day, it’s a laugh and might surprise you 🙂
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