* Posts by iker

1 post • joined 26 Nov 2019

Beware the trainee with time on his hands and an Acorn manual on his desk

iker

Inflation

"During my time," he told The Register, "the going rate was £25 per week."

Thats around £70 per week in todays money. If you got the chance of an decent placement in that era as a 16 year old with say a computer servicing/builds company you were being given a great lift up and may have been the beginning of a career that led to bigger things. In more recent years it would more likely have led to an intensive 5 minute course on shelf stacking and then helping multimillionaire owners of highly profitable businesses to increase their piles through the tax payer covering his wage bills.

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