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After visiting the gadget show live 2011 at the nec, I decided to make a vlog detailing my visit and my impressions on the place as well as showing what I obtained at the event, and my problems with a couple of the things at the event.

I think it should have been bigger personally and that the security shouldnt give you misleading information actively telling you to go away from the signing queue and come back at 3pm only to be told at 3pm the signing queue is full and taking no more people.  They would need to sort out this along with a few other things to ever make me want to go again, and it was more sales and toys rather than showcasing gadgets, I would have liked to have seen more cutting edge stuff rather than a tiny little stand in the corner being the future tech and the rest of the place dedicated to selling stuff off.  A lot of the stuff like 3d was really old news, was good to try it out but Im still saying it will never replace ordinary tv as so many people just go without perfect eyesight and would get less than no benefit from it as with poor eyesight you actually cannot even see the image as you have the blurred layers, with perfect eyesight you do get a good effect though but it is not worth the price, and if they force it into the market by driving out standard television then it will never be accepted as like I say people just refuse to accept they need glasses.

Working for creative events at the NEC the companies acceptable employment policy is that you will be happy to work from 7am no matter where you live up until 4pm with no break and no food, then have 20 minutes (or as long as it takes you to eat a tiny sandwhich a packet of crisps a kitkat and an apple) then have the supervisor come and say youve finished eating get back to work, where you are then expected to work for another 2 hours minimum up to 4 hours, or up to until 10pm or later sometimes on closedown days.

Or course for me to make it there that early I have to wake up at 4am and set out at 5am to make the transportation links to get to the NEC in time for 7am. All the time getting hungrier and lacking the energy to actually do a decent days work, of course I get comments about being one of the best barrista’s they have but it doesn’t matter that I’m being starved and I’m not exactly one of the biggest people in the world far from it, I actually need to keep my energy levels maintained at a reasonable level or I do get highly irritable.

Doing this as a daily job day in day out in the middle of winter being frozen in the mornings even though Im wearing 4 coats on top of things I still catch a cold, being weak from lack of food of course I was bound to get ill, but they don’t consider that so I guess Ill just find somewhere which actually understands that if you want someone to remain well and still do a good job you’ve got to treat them right rather than just a body to fill the space, no wonder I was one of the best workers, I actually made an effort rather than being a spaced out zombie lacking food, or stealing all the cookies to eat.

Besides isn’t it a legal requirement that you get 30 minutes break for 6 hours work, 45 for 7, an hour for over 8 hours work… hmmm I’m pretty sure I only signed out of the 48 hour working week, not all of my legal rights. But hey the law doesn’t care everyone seems to break it even ITC who are supposed to keep your tv clean before 9PM dont care anymore.