Unicycle Munday’s work experience with Dingle Fingle
I was asked by Isaac munday if he could do work experience for a week with me . Isaac is nearly 15. A keen unicyclist with savvy!
Going through the education systems red tape was not to bad. Once all that was set I was impressed that Isaac contacted me himself before hand to make sure we were still on.
He turned up on time every day, always with a keenness to learn, what ever I put in front of him. His understanding of earning money to survive was very evident and combined with forethinking and his ability to get the job done, he was a pleasure to work with and have around. He was willing to work late and get stuck in.
The first day I set him the task of sorting receipts / invoices and bills. He followed instruction to the letter . It is a tedious job at the best of times but HAS to be done as the finances are the backbone of any business, which was my first point I wanted him to learn. It was a sunny day outside so juggling was in order for the rest of the afternoon.
Next comes customers, or so we hope, no business can survive with out them. Tuesday: Isaac spent a long time researching acts and shows for me to market my various in my various businesses. Then logging them to an excel spread sheet. His wrists hurt from all the typing.
Wednesday: Issac came alive. It was my intention to illustrate how important it was to market yourself and that in any business you are a sales person and need to market yourself! We discussed how marketing has changed radically over the last 10 years. Isaac decided on the name unicycle.so which was available. I explained part of marketing is branding so he was encouraged to find a ‘brand-able name’. Unicyclemunday was born and he invested his own money and the dot com was bought.
We put a web site up at http://www.unicyclemunday.com please feel free to like it, I am sure you will love it. Isaac had paid great attention. Going home he carried on with the site. The following morning he casually put in the Facebook like box to the sidebar himself, after minimal instruction.
We got to the farm where I store my van, comedy car and larger props. Our mission to get the comedy car out. I had beed told by the authorities not to let Isaac drive the comedy car – so I didn’t he cleaned it taking great pride over what he was doing. He also makes a good cup of coffee!
I had to go through all my checkes and write a new list of todo’s … all done very efficently, with Isaac taking the incentive of working under his own steam, he knew what to do and did it.
Friday we needed to carry on with maintaining props etc, but a call from a client on Thursday afternoon about a job Friday and Saturday changed this.
We drove back in the van. I dropped Isaac off and the headed off to be ‘Grindle the Butler’ for Leona Lewis’s party for the weekend.
It was a great week.