We’ve all worked for good and bad bosses, and there’s always plenty of debate about who would or wouldn’t be a great person to work for. Here are three celebrities who I feel will make excellent management material. If any of them wish to contact me with a job offer, I would of course be all ears:
The Manchester City footballer has been in the headlines many times over the years, and continues to be something of an enigma. One thing is certain, though: life is never boring when Mario’s around. When he’s not petulantly arguing with referees he’s driving around town handing out money to passers-by.
If you like the idea of working for someone who makes every day a rollercoaster ride, the Italian striker would probably be your ideal boss. And if you’re having a bad day, simply walk up and down the street outside office and he may come out and hand you some cash. You never know, all things are possible when Mr Balotelli is in town.
Sir Elton John
To some people, the potentially high maintenance Sir Elton John would be a nightmare of a boss, but they really need to look at the wider picture. The former Reginald Dwight from Pinner is known to throw the best parties in town, so the company’s Christmas shindig is likely to be a spectacular affair.
Of course, most people go to work for one reason only: to earn as much money as they possibly can. Therefore, working for Sir Elton could be a very wise move, because his generosity is almost legendary. The all-conquering singer famously spent over £290,000 in less than two years, so how much he’d be prepared to pay a good employee is anyone’s guess.
A significant number of people find themselves frustrated by the imposition of a dress code when at work. From the baseball caps in burger bars to the three-piece straitjacket worn by Mr Businessman, there’s a lack of freedom which can become increasingly irritating. For these poor unfortunates, the answer is simple. Start looking for an office to rent and begin working for Lady Gaga.
Let’s face it, anyone who wears a dress made out of thinly sliced Wiltshire ham (or whatever it was) isn’t likely to object to a pair of grubby sneakers or a jauntily-angled trilby. Be warned though, that if she turns up at the office dressed as Jo Calderone, her male alter-ego that looks a little like Prince’s older brother, you will have to be careful not to get her name wrong.
David Rice is based on in Britain and works for a company that provides the best virtual offices UK industry leaders will ever need. Sadly, none of his bosses are famous celebrities. A colleague of his claims to have a bit-part in Eastenders once, but David thinks this is a lie.