1 Man, 1 Year, 52 Jobs


Port Moody native Sean Aiken went on quite a journey. When he graduated from Capilano College with a degree in Business Administration he didn’t know what he wanted to do. He decided to try everything. Through his One Week Job project he held down 52 jobs in 52 weeks between February 2007 and March 2008.

Sean’s gigs varied widely. He was a courier du bois in Montreal, a vintner in Yakima, a motivational speaker in Denver and a cowboy in Wyoming. To wrap it all up he was Mayor of Port Moody for a week.

During the One-Week Job Project, anyone, anywhere, could offer Sean a job for one week. Any money he earned for the work, he asked the employer to donate towards the ONE / Make Poverty History campaign. Total earned = $20,401.60.

Sean’s project has become a book, launched on April 6. It has also been turned into a documentary, coming out soon. Here’s the super-cool trailer:

Sean will be in Port Moody on Thursday, May 13 to promote his book and show a preview of his documentary. There will be a cocktail reception at the City Hall Galleria [map] starting at 7pm. Then a special screening of the upcoming documentary, One-Week Job, begins at 8pm. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to natalie@oneweekjob.com by April 30.

Congratulations to Sean! We are glad to see such success for his project, and we are glad that he found his passion.

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Comments

  1. Leslie Courchesne says:

    Super cool! I saw Sean on Global’s morning weekend news. Looking forward to the book.

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