There's a discussion about work experience on the radio at the minute and it got me thinking.
I didn't receive any careers advice at school. Everyone else did, so I don't know why I missed out (if missed out is really the term). I did do work experience though, I worked for the parks department of a local authority. Sadly for all of us they thought I was going to be a lad, so I didn't get to use a lot of the heavy machinery. I did have a good time though.
I didn't want to work in the parks department, although I did enjoy the ride-one lawnmowers. I secretly wanted to be a florist (I may have mentioned this before). But being a florist was a daft job and anything other than university would be "wasting my brains" according to my teachers and pretty much everyone else. So I forgot about being a florist until last year.
Despite all this I rarely have cut flowers in the house, it seems so wasteful, maybe that's why I was attracted to being a florist in the first place.