Well, there are days when that’s true. Back to back 12 hour shifts kitted out in PPE & freezing your nadgers off in the 4 foot of the WCML on winters nights springs to mind. But today wasn’t like that. Instead, imagine a couple of hours work getting PR shots of the great & good for a TOC, then relaxing for another couple of hours with a fantastic range of seafood & sundry canapes, washed down with bottles of champagne – all provided free at their own expense by the wonderful South African partners of one of the retail outlets we were there to see. We even managed to rope in passers by of all nationalities and other rail colleagues.

I love my job.