Los Angeles, July 2012: An L.A publicist, called Ben, who I knew pretty well called me up and said ‘wanna work at a newspaper stand in West Hollywood for $10 an hour? I said ‘nah mate, that’s not enough’. Then Ben said ‘hear me out, while you’re working you can eat and drink whatever you want’. I quickly did some maths in my head and the sums looked good… in order to bump up my wage (to entrepreneur levels) I had to consume at least $15 worth of product per hour. When the time came for my first shift, I managed to do this pretty easily and ended out well ahead… I ate trail mix (most expensive food in shop), premium ice-creams and sculled a red bulls. P.S The newspaper stand went out of business three months later.
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