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Work Experience Kid Given Control of Corporate Twitter Account Absolutely Nails It

Work Experience Kid Given Control of Corporate Twitter Account Absolutely Nails It

Do you remember doing work experience in high school? For a lot of us, it is our first real taste of being a grown up — all alone in an adult environment learning about new things without a familiar face for moral support. It can be an exciting, eye-opening and daunting experience.

One 15-year-old school kid from the UK was thrown into the deep end during his work experience this week. Eddie was put in charge of Southern Rail’s Twitter account. And instead of being roasted by angry commuters for all the problems that often come with public transport, he became something of a legend.

He started his career with a somewhat-naive yet cheerful tweet:

Instead of commuters asking why their trains were often delayed or blaming him for their rail-related issues, they responded with kindness, no doubt remembering their days doing work experience in their teens.

This gentleman had a real stumper for Eddie.

The questions kept coming, and Eddie kept answering them!

Plenty of followers gave young Eddie praise for how he handled the company’s twitter account.

Southern Rail has made an official statement since Eddie took their office by storm:

“We are pleased to have given Eddie an insight into working life in our social media team and are thrilled to see that he won over so many of our customers yesterday. We have been very impressed at his quick-wit and positive approach at the age of just 15.

“Eddie’s takeover was embraced by Twitter, with the #AskEddie hashtag quickly adopted.”

Isn’t this just the sweetest thing ever? Well done Eddie! We hope you are having a terrific time at your work experience placement. And best of luck scoring your dream job in whatever industry your heart desires.

Source: Twitter/Southern Rail UK

Jill Slater

Jill Slater

Jill is a busy wife and mother of four young children. She loves nothing more than making people giggle, and loves to settle in with a glass of wine (or four) and wander about the internet. Feel free to follow her to see all the cool stuff she finds!

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