HE’S like a bat out of hell when the transport manager calls. Meet this month’s Skip Hunk, Callum Stiddard.
Hi Callum. Tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m 24 and I work at EMS Waste Management in Exeter. I’m a skip driver, collecting waste materials.
And how long have you been helping to keep Exeter waste-free?
I’ve been there for three months.
Bet it only feels like 12 weeks. What do you love about the job?
The staff has to be the best part of the job, followed by the customers (some of them).
Any bits of the job you can’t stand?
The only issue I have with this job is the dust. I could happily live without that.
What’s the strangest thing that’s happened at work?
I went to a big country house and collected a skip full of adult toys and costumes. They’d covered the skip in rugs.
Sounds like someone was having fun. Speaking of which, have you ever done anything a bit crazy?
Solo flying. I first flew solo at 16. It’s still a shock to me now that they would give me a plane at 16.
It obviously worked out okay or we wouldn’t be having this chat today. Right, dust yourself down, it’s date night. Where to?
A restaurant by the sea followed by a walk. I’d like to take my transport manager so I’m always in her good books. Work smarter, not harder!
Sure she’ll be very flattered to know you’re only after her for her rota! You may need superpowers to escape – which one?
To be able to fly so I can leave work when I want and return before they know I’m gone.
Sneaky! And what tune would be playing in the background as you make your great escape?
Meatloaf – Bat Out of Hell.
A rock opera classic if there ever was one. Any confessions you’d like to open up about?
I’ve completed Tinder.
Are you sure you’re doing it right?! Imagine your Tinder bio – what three words would sum you up best?
Tall, athletic, romantic.
Swiping right as we speak! Might have a holiday first though – where to?
Favourite destination would be Tenerife. I’d love to go to America – NYC!
Our bags are packed. Feeling peckish though – what’s your speciality dish?
You’re on. And who would you like to invite over to share your Yorkshire puddings?
Amanda Holden; have you seen her bank account?
To be fair, we don’t think most folks are looking at her bank balance… Let’s crown you king – tell us what law you’d introduce.
Everyone over 55 to retake their driving test every five years.
Now, now young Callum, you’ll be old yourself one day! Give us your best celebrity name-drop story.
I once spent the weekend with the All Blacks rugby team while on holiday in Malta.
You’d need to win the Lottery to pay for the round of drinks! Imagine you did, what else would you buy?
EMS, so I’ll be the one they all have to answer to – it’ll be payback time!
Give us a laugh before you go…
I really enjoy sex at 24 – but it really annoys my girlfriend as we live at number 53.
Hold on, is that the transport manager calling your name? Looks like it’s time to get back to work, Callum. Thanks for being an excellent Skip Hunk!
EMS Waste Services Ltd, Hill Barton Business Park, Clyst St. Mary, Exeter. www.emswasteservices.co.uk