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What's the easiest money you've ever made ?

#1
Only ask because tomorrow I'm going to be paid top dollar for sitting around doing crosswords under the table, slipping out for the occasional fag and daydreaming whilst a pack of unluckies do a test...not the easiest cash I've ever made, but a great lead-in to the weekend !
 
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#3
I had some insider knowledge that turned £2000 into £9500 within a couple of days when a certain company got bought out by another.

That, and as a contractor working for the MoD on the DII project..........
 
#8
One of my first jobs was as a wine waiter in a local fancy hotel. They had corporate boxing nights with companies paying for tables which they gave seats out to their customers. Typically each table would order a round of drinks, pay with cash saying keep the change and look after us. This would happen about once every other week through most of the year with the lowest "tip" I got being about £50 a table. The highest was the change out of a grand after the guy ordered about £600 of wine.

At the same place, a group wanted to keep one of the private bars open an extra hour or so and had a whip-round and my mate ended up with an extra £350 quid for what turned out to be nearly 2 hours of opening bottles of £5 a pop becks.

Amazing cash for a 17 year old as I was at the time :)
 
#9
Thank you, eod, thank you ! That pic made my evening ! When I get back from tomorrow's skive, I must remember to get the stains off of the carpet !!!!
 
#10
Thank you, eod, thank you ! That pic made my evening ! When I get back from tomorrow's skive, I must remember to get the stains off of the carpet !!!!
I used to stand in the room whilst she was being made up in the mornings wearing only panties and a skimpy bra. She was a bad tempered fucker in the mornings until she'd had a cup of coffee though.

Edited to clarify that she was in panties and bra not me. Although I would have liked to be in her panties.
 
#14
On my last night doing a civvy contracting job on Ascension, in the Sgts' Mess. In the last horse race of the evening, picked up about £200. I put £1 in the bandit and dropped £250. I put another £10 in and gained £200.

It was the only night that I'd called into the Mess. The RAF types were scowling. The Posties were patting me on the back.
 
#15
22 years "working" for Her Majesty. Seriously though, when the film Memphis Belle was made at RAF Binbrook late 80s I was an extra at £ 5.00 an hour doing very little.
 
#16
On POTL I visited friends in the BVI. Their friend ran a tourist yacht day tripper business and he needed a girl to serve the drinks, help him sail the yacht, and teach the American tourists to snorkel. I was paid to spend the day sailing a yacht around a tropical Island paradise and snorkelling as often as I liked. How I loved the American habit of tipping.
 
#17
Once got 300 notes for talking to The Sun about Predator UAV during the Kosovo thing.

$4500 Tax rebate from the Russian government when me and the wife bought our flat - cheers Vlad!!! I earned it by filling out all those forms though...
 
#18
Not cash, but dropped my Rolex 3ft onto a concrete floor whilst pissed and smashed the movement properly (crunch, rattle, clatter) One 'creatively worded' insurance claim later -> $1550 rebuild for nothing. Effectively got a new Roly for a quarter of the new price!

Guilty? About shafting an insurance company? (spits) Pig's arse!
 
#19
Call option on gold when it was below a 1000 USD / oz, still holding, thus far turned 15K profit from 10K investment. Also, shorting the the USD vs. the CHF and the Yen, though I lost count how much I made on that.
 

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