Joined BP as a Deck Cadet (as we were called that week) in 1972. Reached the dizzy heights of 2nd Mate and left in 1982.
Spent a year working on building sites as a labourer, never been fitter or thinner before or since.
Joined HM Customs and Excise, (the opposition?), in 1985. Spent a lot of time on launches round the southeast coast of the UK then managed to get early retirement in 2009. Best move I ever made.
Part time at Toys R Us building pushbikes til they went bust and now collect and deliver cars all over the UK. Loving the current lifestyle but wouldn't have missed the time and travel with BP for anything.