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#745505 - 24th Nov 2012 10:43am Your 1st wages
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When I left school and started work in 1962 my 1st wages were
£3 a week (can't remember if it was 42 or 44 hours per week with overtime as extra))


Edited by derekdwc (24th Nov 2012 10:48am)

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#745508 - 24th Nov 2012 10:51am Re: Your 1st wages [Re: derekdwc]
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Office boy in drawing office at Cammall lairds £2-3shilings 1961 waiting to become an apprentice.

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#745512 - 24th Nov 2012 10:59am Re: Your 1st wages [Re: alan128]
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10 shillings a week as an apprentice with Stewart Bale, Liverpool. Cost me more for the bus and ferry each day!!!

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#745515 - 24th Nov 2012 11:17am Re: Your 1st wages [Re: derekdwc]
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I worked for Mortimers toy shop in Moreton 1969 ,I was 16yrs old . I picked up £4.12.6. for 40 hrs.
My mother toke £2.10 house keeping!!!!!!

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#745520 - 24th Nov 2012 11:25am Re: Your 1st wages [Re: derekdwc]
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I was on about £7 per week for 40 hours as an apprentice in 1969

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#745523 - 24th Nov 2012 11:32am Re: Your 1st wages [Re: derekdwc]
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£2.50/week as a Lab Asst in 1955 - 5 days plus sat morning - buy/clean your own lab coats!!!

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#745527 - 24th Nov 2012 11:40am Re: Your 1st wages [Re: derekdwc]
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For those who are wondering what £ s d are check out here the equivalent in today's money



2 halfpennies = 1 penny
12 pennies = 1 shilling
24 pennies = a florin
30 pence = a half crown


20 shillings = £1
10 florins = £1
8 half crowns = £1
240 pennies = £1


click notes


Edited by derekdwc (24th Nov 2012 11:43am)

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#745536 - 24th Nov 2012 11:51am Re: Your 1st wages [Re: derekdwc]
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Boy sailor, 5shilling a week (25p) and the other 30s (£1.50) kept for when you went on leave and sent to your mam. It was all found though so you didn't have to pay anything out. The 5 bob was spent on nutty and pop. To be honest it may even have been 5s a fortnight, my memory aint what it used to be. I'll check up on the Ganges site.
One funny thing is that I had been getting more on my paper round before joining up, not as adventurous though.


Edited by BandyCoot (24th Nov 2012 11:55am)
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#745541 - 24th Nov 2012 12:04pm Re: Your 1st wages [Re: derekdwc]
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Wm. Henderson, perfumery dept. 1967. £7.0.0d per week. Plus one hour for lunch and two twenty minute tea breaks, morning and afternoon.
Big increase for next job 1968 G.P.O. Telephonist £9.9.6d.per week.
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#745550 - 24th Nov 2012 12:57pm Re: Your 1st wages [Re: granny]
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Sayers, big one on the corner in town, started on my 16th birthday, worked 40hrs for £23.50 per week in 1980. gave my mum £10 per week keep.

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#745607 - 24th Nov 2012 4:27pm Re: Your 1st wages [Re: jemarc]
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September 1961 - 16 years old - £5 4s a week.

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#745628 - 24th Nov 2012 5:46pm Re: Your 1st wages [Re: derekdwc]
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1959 I left school to work in the Co-op cheque office in oliver street,birkenhead, wages two pounds six and eight per week,mum had the two pounds for keep and bus fares,but the six and eight lasted me the week!!!!

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#745629 - 24th Nov 2012 5:49pm Re: Your 1st wages [Re: derekdwc]
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1970 Apprentice joiner £2 17 6d 5days 45hrs

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#745645 - 24th Nov 2012 7:31pm Re: Your 1st wages [Re: saltytom]
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MPD Hampers 1983 - £25 per week, £15 of it to my mum for keep.

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#745663 - 25th Nov 2012 12:17am Re: Your 1st wages [Re: saltytom]
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I started work as an office boy on the wholesale fruit market in Queen Square, Liverpool and had to travel from New Ferry to start at 7 am in 1949 and was paid £1.50 for 5 weekdays and a Saturday morning. Went into the RAF for national Service in 1952 and was paid £1.25 per week, my Mum was allocated 30% of this so I was left with 14 shillings to myself - not bad really because they fed us well.

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