Monday’s Money Saving Tips: Work Freebies!!!

clay pigeon shooting in sydney

Monday’s Money Saving Tips – a FREE night of Clay Pigeon Shooting with my ex workmates!

One of my favourite things about travelling is the FREE stuff you can get. I’ve worked in lots of jobs which had FREE food, drink and other things. As an employee, it is important to milk free stuff from your company while still enjoying your work and being a professional employee. Even if it’s not free, you will often get discounted stuff. Here’s just a few of my work FREEBIES/discounted things in recent years…saving you money on a Monday yet again…yes don’t forget those work freebies!

1. Delaney’s Irish Pub, Hong Kong

work drinks in delaneys

I enjoyed free after work staff drinks in Delaneys, Hong Kong.

– Free beer after work (thanks, Colin)

– Free food in work

– The odd customer buying me drinks

– Generous tips from happy customers

– Free football on TV which I watched while I worked

2. Working in Kindergartens in Hong Kong

day out with kindergarten

A FREE barbecue and staff day out in the tranquil Tseng Tau Village in Hong Kong back in 2011.

– Free days out (school events)

– Free days out (staff events)

– Free meals now and then (paid for by the school)

– Free water, tea and coffee while you work

3. Working on farms in Tasmania, Australia

broccoli farming dont stop living tasmania

FREE broccoli amongst other fruit and vegetables while working my ass off on farms in Tasmania in 2010.

– Free vegetables (the ones that you harvest)

– Free transport to and from work

– Free accomodation on occassion (for example – farmer’s barn story)

4. Working as an ice cream seller on Bournemouth Beach

best break bournemouth england jonny blair

I was one of the fastest people ever when I sold ice cream in Bournemouth, in days gone by. Loved the sneaky free cones!

– Free view of the beach (always a bonus)

– Free entrance to things such as Bournemouth Pier

– Free ice cream

– Free soft drinks while you work

5. Working on Cross Channel ferries between England and France

jonny blair working on ferries

Admiring the view ofChessil Beach in Weymouth and getting paid for it! While working for Condor Ferries in 2009 (England to France mostly, but also Guernsey/Jersey)

– Free staff sandwiches and fruit

– Free trips to France, Guernsey, England and Jersey

– Discounted trips on days off with Condor and Brittany Ferries

– Discounted Hotels (I once stayed in a 4star hotel in Guernsey for more than half price!)

– Free soft drinks while you work

So don’t avoid the obvious things folks – this is a lifestyle of travel site, so work comes with a travel lifestyle and you should embrace your job with a passion and zest. You will meet some amazing people on your journey and they will change or influence your life in some way. And of course if you’re a tight arse, cheapskate budgeter like me, you won’t need to buy a tea or a coffee again. Whay would you? When it’s FREE at work. If you worked with me down the years, hope you had as much fun as I did – love the work freebies and the people you meet. Safe travels and happy Monday’s Money Saving Tips.

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