Proof – Having an Office Job Ruins Your Looks

Living in Sedgefield means never having to sit at an office desk in neon lighting – well, most of the time. A year ago, Gavin had to sacrifice himself on the credit crunch alter and take a contract job helping to launch an English newspaper in the Middle East.
DIY house renovations, garden landscaping, swimming, walking and cycling everywhere gave way to 6 day weeks sitting at a computer, 12 hour working days, no exercise and endless take-away meals.
One year on and the pics below hardly need captions.
 

Before

Before

After

After

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5 Responses to “Proof – Having an Office Job Ruins Your Looks”


  1. 1 ian in hamburg April 1, 2009 at 8:56 am

    Aw, don’t be too hard on him. Look at those great glasses, the lighting, the head position… and then a mug shot under harsh lights after what looks like a 15-hour overnight flight!

    • 2 Jeannine April 1, 2009 at 1:11 pm

      The pic was taken before the flight – I’m not one for censorship but to post a pic from just after the flight. . . cruel and unusual (to readers that is). To be fair, he looks a lot better after 2 weeks at home, but I couldn’t let that get in the way of a good post.

  2. 3 Peter April 4, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    Wow! What a difference. Do have room for a lodger? If so, I’ll be over. I could do with some time on the Sedgefield health farm, eating Thai mussel curry every night.

  3. 5 shoreacres April 6, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    After I left the offices behind to varnish boats, I started walking into businesses and banks where I heard comments like, “You been in the islands? Where’d you get that great tan? How long were you gone?”

    I may not have bennies like a 401K and health insurance, but I look great and haven’t been sick in years and years. And I don’t have to wear high heels any more. It’s all good.


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