But Mars bars were big back then, and cost 3d...My grandaughter is 16 and at college. She has just got a weekend job as a 'house keeper' in a sheltered home type place.
£9.00 PER HOUR .
When I was 15 I worked 40 hours a week for £4.50 (thats £4 10 shillings in real money). Its hard to equate that.
My first job in 1980 @ £1.20 hr equates to £5.18 now....thats progress for you!If you want to compare...
By coincidence my first paid work was digging up ragworms in Poole and selling them to the grockles at 1p a pop. I never told HMRCFirst real job as an apprentice bricklayer in 1979 was £22.50 for a 39 hr week, before that i worked in a fishing tackle shop as a schoolboy, 4 hrs Friday and 12 on a Saturday for £7, 16 hrs at 43.75 pence per hour! I did get free bait for a days fishing on a Sunday though.
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