Ask any child about his or her career goal and you’d probably never hear about plumbing. Most youngsters want to be doctors, lawyers, and painters, if not astronauts and scientists, or other professions.
While all those choices are perfectly fine, there also isn’t anything wrong about working as a plumber. Just ask Stephen Fry who has been fixing pipes for years now and guess what? He earns a mind-blowing amount of cash each year – and he doesn’t even have to work during weekends!
Stephen Fry earns way more than the Prime Minister.
In a recent interview, the London-based plumber revealed that he wons a property in one of London’s most popular locations and spends his holidays in the Maldives. How is he able to afford all that, you say? Well, he makes £210,000 (US$293,000) every year – which is obviously a bigger amount compared with the Prime Minister’s annual salary of £150,402 (US$209,000).
All from doing the ‘dirty’ work.
A self-employed worker for Pimlico Plumbers, 34-year-old Stephen Fry said he is usually on call 58 hours a week but doesn’t accept jobs on weekends.
Of course, Stephen was quick to confess the work is not easy at all. He shared:
“It can drain you, not intending any pun. I am one of Pimlico’s best paid plumbers, but also one of the most tired.”
Once in his life, he was jobless and took on apprenticeship.
Stephen was 17 years old at the time and the 4-year apprenticeship meant he’ll only earn £100 every week. He persevered and after completing it, he established his own business and later started working with Pimlico Plumbers.
These days, his schedule is typically from 8am to 6pm during weekdays. Aside from that, he’s also available on call overnight every Monday and Tuesday.
Stephen now lives in a Kensington property with Frace, his wife, and 13-year-old son Oliver.
While his job isn’t easy, he sure loves every minute of it.
As he said in an interview:
“Every day is fun. You can go to a place where some woman has water gushing through the ceilings and is crying, so it’s a nice feeling when you stop the water and make her happy.
“I can’t really see myself stopping any time soon, to be honest. I enjoy my work. I’m a worker. I’ll be working till I drop, I think. On a Friday night, when people ask if I want to go for a beer, I am shattered. So it’s straight home to the family.”
Time to consider a career change and move to London, folks!
Beauty Contest Finalist Shocks Judges by Revealing He’s Actually A Man
No one saw it coming – not even the online voters and judges themselves!
It’s a shocking revelation that no one saw coming – not the online voters and certainly not the judges themselves. Apparently, a beauty contestant who has made it to the finals has admitted “she” is actually a male.
This recently happened in Kazakhstan and everyone is just in disbelief. By his own confession, Arina Alieva is, in reality, 22-year-old Ilay Dyagilev who only posed as a woman.
‘Arina Alieva’ bested 4,000 applicants and made it all the way to the competition’s last stage.
108-Year-Old Man Says The Secret To A Long, Happy Life Is Having A Good Wife
According to this man, having a good spouse will make you live longer.
What’s the secret to living a long life? Experts actually have varied answers to this single question. A Harvard research, for example, tells us that intermittent fasting can be the key to longevity. On the other hand, a study by a team from the University of Exeter claims that smelling your partner’s fart can combat diseases.
Well if you ask Esmond Allcock, he’ll tell you all it takes is to have a good spouse. This Canadian man recently celebrated his 108th birthday and so he’s getting recognized as one of the oldest men in the country.
108-year-old Esmond Allcock says the key to a long life is having a good wife.
The Internet is Going Gaga Over This Hot Math Teacher
Studying math has never been this easy (particularly, for girls!).
Most of you will agree that math, in some ways, can be a boring subject (not because it is not an interesting one). But what if the numbers and formulas you see on the blackboard are taught to you by a hot teacher? Perhaps things can be a little different, right? Students, most especially girls, would love to be present all the time.
Apparently, a math teacher by the name of Robert Ligtvoet is making noise on social media. Believe it or not, the 28-year-old Dutch is not just fond of teaching math. He also is a model and a traveler. Besides being a great - and exceptionally hot - teacher to his students, he also tries to motivate people to suit up all across the globe. So, without further ado, we present to you, Robert. And, oh, he is not your ordinary math teacher.