Talk of the Town: On the A-list of employee perks

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EVERY job has its perks – for sportsmen it’s the thrill, for IT staff it’s the free internet and for journalists it’s as many free doughnuts as you can possibly eat.

However, when it comes to unusual job benefits, there’s not much that can beat that of the sign repair men who get the thrill of having their picture taken next to giant letters.

That might not sound glamorous, but think again – this happy worker at Edinburgh Airport can now produce evidence to tell all his friends that he IS the man who puts the “A” into airport.

No more cheval-ue meals

AS the French will tell you, there’s nothing wrong with eating horse. But it seems pretending it’s beef puts most people off, including Capital canteen staff, with one revealing: “They’re going for chicken lasagne in my canteen today – not taking any chances.”

She’s not one of ours . .

THE Stand Comedy Club staff found themselves getting serious recently, after they were forced to challenge a “difficult” customer for repeatedly talking during a show.

The irate woman then claimed to be a reviewer for the Evening News, but fortunately staff at the club were not convinced. Perhaps it was because she was drinking heavily and not paying attention to the show. But most likely it was because she had paid for her ticket.

Derek pipes down from royalty role

IT was confirmed yesterday that after more than four years and countless events Pipe Major Derek Potter had stepped down as the Queen’s official piper.

The Edinburgh-based Royal Scots Dragoon Guard will no doubt have plenty of offers – after all, it’s not every CV that boasts playing for the Queen wherever her Majesty is in residence.