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Rates of Pay these days?

(19 Posts)
JustAShopGirl Sun 20-Jul-14 20:53:27

me too weatherall, well, mine was a min £10k 30 years ago...

weatherall Sun 20-Jul-14 20:31:30

I daren't tell graduates these days that I refused to apply for jobs less than £17k over a decade ago.

It's actually embarrassing.

Hoper2 Sun 20-Jul-14 20:27:16

Well there of course always people in a much worse situation.

JustAShopGirl Sun 20-Jul-14 20:13:11

I have to laugh sometimes, or I'd just give up.

JustAShopGirl Sun 20-Jul-14 20:12:50


FidelineAndBombazine Sun 20-Jul-14 20:10:58

Naturally hmm

JustAShopGirl Sun 20-Jul-14 20:02:04

oh yes - but you missed off "for my convenience"

FidelineAndBombazine Sun 20-Jul-14 19:59:31

Bastards. Bet they call it 'flexible working patterns' too.

JustAShopGirl Sun 20-Jul-14 19:51:51

It is a pain - but seems standard nowadays for new retail jobs.

I'm sure it is in nooooooooo way linked to the fact that they don't have to give you a break... noooo not at all linked... hmm

FidelineAndBombazine Sun 20-Jul-14 19:47:21

Four hour shift? Wow what a pain.

JustAShopGirl Sun 20-Jul-14 19:44:51

Yep - £6.31 an hour, 6x 4 hour shift, £5 bus fare for each shift. I'm glad mine is the "second wage" in the family.

Hoper2 Sun 20-Jul-14 19:29:07

Hi, Yes good to talk about this ongoing issue. Thanks for responding and I have downloaded the podcast to listen to it later posted by 'stargirl1701'. Also thanks for your concern 'SantasLittleMonkeyButler' I'm ok thanks. Its just that it can be depressing and unfair for people these days. Best Wishes to you allsmile

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sun 20-Jul-14 18:34:02

The ONS have confirmed that price of things is rising 6 x faster than wages

FidelineAndBombazine Sun 20-Jul-14 18:32:46

Is this a lyric? hmm

vickibee Sun 20-Jul-14 18:31:09

Lots of jobs round here are min wage, or just above. Hard for people to manage

stargirl1701 Sun 20-Jul-14 18:26:33

Just listening to a podcast about this very issue last night, OP!

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Sun 20-Jul-14 18:22:41

Well, as a Community Carer earning an average of £7.85 per hour and having to pay petrol costs and general car maintenance myself, I would tend to agree.

Anything in particular annoyed you today though?

PickleSarnie Sun 20-Jul-14 18:21:20

Not if you're the CEO of a mahoosive company and live next door to the office.

Hoper2 Sun 20-Jul-14 18:20:14

The Rates of Pay these days are terrible. Travel Costs to Work are a headache.

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