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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))


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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.


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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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