27 November 2007

WOOLLIE - I RUN A SWEATSHOP

This weekend I was busy in the house making sure my workers/friends were keeping busy. My sweatshop opened on Sunday afternoon for the construction of a number of Christmas presents and because I am not very good with a sewing machine I had to draft in some (un)willing workers to make sure the job got completed! I was paying 5p an hour and when one of the workers asked for a toilet break I had to take 3p off her wages!!

The sweatshop worked well for me and I think my workers were happy even with the poor working conditions! The shop may have to open again before Christmas!


I promise I did give them a nice lunch, took Andrea to the cinema etc. I didn't really make them work for peanuts - lentil soup was just as good!!

14 comments:

Tine said...

You're hilarious, I love it! mhhh, I bet the soup was deliscious ;) Your workers look very happy and I am sure you guys had a wonderful time :) Next time, throw a few Jaffa cakes in, I'm sure they will do the trick for some extra motivation, hahaha

Karen S said...

He he he - you have me smiling very widely right now... I'm thinking about drafting my sister to help with finishing a lot of things... (I bet I can get her to work for peanuts, she loves them!)

Anne said...

Can I borrow your sweat shop workers?

dizzyjadey said...

He he he! You should have asked for sewing machine lessons as well.

Charlie P said...

Sounds like a good sweat shop to me! If only all jobs were paid in soup...

Louise said...

Glad to see a set of poinsettia bits there too Di! I had a quick count up of the flowers so far yesterday and The Big Felt (TM) is nearly upon us, so hopefully we'll have it all done v soon. Kirsty and I have resolved to do a little bit of present knitting in every coffee break from today, so I've installed a little bag of portable WIPs in my desk drawer, dangerous!! :)

Manoute said...

I do volunteer for the next sweatshop. You can give the 5p per hour to the charity but I want the soup !

Bethany Hissong said...

You're funny! At least I think you're kidding :))
I am a self-taught sewer, so I might have to put together my own sweat shop someday!!!
Can't wait to see your end results!!

chik austin said...

That's really funny! Where do you find these workers. I need to hire some of my own elves this holiday season. Particularly ones who know how to knit fingerless gloves.

O L G A said...

Oh Di! I bet they all loved their boss!!!

Lovely Paper said...

you're so lucky to have such nice people to help you out! i think i would work for soup :)

Beata said...

I need one of those (a sweatshop) right about now too...and maybe a couple of elves too!

Monkee Maker said...

I wanna come and work in your sweat shop!! (I also want to accompany you on your fabulous wanderings, but that's a whole different issue)

:)

greenolive said...

what a fantastic idea, sounds like it was fun.