Friday, November 23, 2012

The trials and tribulations of finding a job

I guess I'm lucky: As a journalist, I reported on other people's employment problems, but never experienced such problems myself. But shortly before I finally retired — in 2011 at the age of 70 — I calculated that, after allowing for inflation, I was making less money than I had made as a 19-year-old tram conductor in Melbourne in 1960.

The cartoon, by Malcolm Evans, is from the Manawatu Standard of November 13, 2012.


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