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My first week’s wage, paid in cash, in 1970 was £7. 9s. 6p. When I was promoted in 1971 it increased to £9. 6s. I was never sure whether this was a lot of money as my friend, working for an insurance company, was given luncheon vouchers too.  She would save them up and treat us both to lunch in the Golden Egg every so often. And, she and her colleagues were also given hampers at Christmas.

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I'm not sure it counts as a wage as I was on a training scheme but after leaving school I went to Kennings at Tenter Street in 1991 and I got £35pw.

I was a trainee body repairer but sadly the body shop moved to Dronfield so I left to go work for my Dad as a trainee telephone engineer. There I earned around £60pw.  

The job wasn't as much fun but the extra money helped me pursue my hobby of getting hammered at the weekend. 

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I got £4 9s 5d a week as an apprentice electrician at F H Wheelers  in 1968.  Late summer of '68 I was deployed at Dunford Hadfields Vulcan Road and having worked 7 days I got £6 4s 2d and my mother wanted some extra "board" off me that week.  She went on to be a mercenary in Angola - no she didn't I made that up but times were hard for my parents in those days.

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11.5 pence an hour for 48 hour week

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My first wage was £3. 17.6, worked in Wiggies  on Hilsborough 1955  6.

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£6 a week from Reclaim on Claywheels Lane! £2 a day for THAT?! Eh?! :rant: :loopy: 

 

And it was deemed suitable for disabled people! Stood up all day in a mucky recycling Plant? Pardon?! :loopy: 

 

Normally I would've thrown the insulting "pay packet" back and gone on a long :rant: about the inequality of "pay" because all the workers were on benefits and couldn't earn much without the DWP jumped on them with sanctions but I thought I'd best not, plus Mum was so proud that day that I'd earned 3 days' wages! Yeah, 2 quid a day for a job I hated every single second of!

 

Fortunately this was in 2002 and all those kind of places are long gone! I still can't get a job though!

 

 

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My first wage in 1965 was £3. 17s 6p in real money as a junior wages clerk at Firth Brown Tools.

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My first wage in 1960 was from Howell & co. As an apprentice fitter I earned £2/13/6 per week.
They knew how to spoil a lad in those days👍

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My first wage was £6. 13shillings (£5. 15shillings after tax) at the age of 18 as a Commercial Apprentice at Osborn Mushet Tools in 1968. When I retired in 2017 my annual salary was £43,000 working as a Development Manager for a well-known business lobbying organisation. Life certainly has its ups and downs.

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