SHE’S a racy lady with a need for speed. She’s our Skip Chick, Laura Phillips of EMS Waste Services.
Hello Laura! Let’s hear a bit about you.
I’m 30 and I work for EMS Waste Services. I’m based in Exmouth in Devon and I’ve been a skip driver for around 14 months.
You’re a girl on the go by the sounds of it. What do you like about working there?
Being out on the road and the banter with the customers.
And anything that you really don’t like?
Occupational hazard of the waste industry, unfortunately. What’s the weirdest thing that’s happened at work?
The frisk search at the men’s prison.
Bit close for comfort! How do you spend your free time outside of work?
Walking my dogs, going to the gym and riding my motorbike.
As long as you’re not going to the gym with the dogs on the motorbike, you’ll be fine. What’s the most bonkers thing you’ve done?
I went off-piste skiing whilst under the influence of alcohol.
Think you were on the piste, more like! Dim the lights – what’s your idea of a romantic night out and who would be your date?
Chris Hemsworth as Thor. He can take me anywhere.
Get in the queue, Laura! Talking of chaps with superpowers, what amazing power would you like to have?
The ability to mute certain people.
We’ll have to watch what we say then. But first, what song really sums you up?
Sweet But Psycho by Ava Max.
We’re well warned then! Amaze us with a fascinating fact about yourself.
I spent six months in the Falklands Islands shearing sheep.
That’s certainly different! What three little words sum you up?
Stroppy little princess.
Let’s get you out of here. Where is your ideal holiday destination?
Disneyworld in Florida. I would like to go back there as a princess.
Even princesses need to eat – what’s your top dish?
I prefer baking. I make a mean Guinness cake.
What?! Guinness in a cake? We’ll be right over. Who else is coming around for cake?
James Corden would be a great laugh.
We know you’re a bit of a princess, but what about being queen for the day: what law would you introduce?
I would make it compulsory for BMWs to have indicators!
Ever met someone who’s famous?
Leon Haslam at Motorcycle Live at the NEC.
Let’s make you richer than your wildest dreams. What are you spending your fortune on?
A Jaguar F-type, Ford Mustang, Porsche 911 GTS RSR, Yamaha MT10 … and a garage!
We’d love to make all of that come true. Instead you’ll have to settle for our thanks for being a wonderful Skip Chick!