Was I really worth that much $69 pw + Kingswood

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 10:02
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Yep! My iCal on my Mac G-3 that I up-graded to a G-4,jus told me "anniversary" I started working as a sales rep for Wolf Tools (drills/grinders etc) in 18 June 1973 at $69 per week plus Kingswwod "naturally conditioned" sedan with wife,child,house payments to support..The work I had before that I used to ride my 50cc Suzuki 120miles to work six days for .....wait for it... two shillings of petrol (with some oil added..2-stroke) How much juice would we get now for 20 cents?...Was it Bob Dylan that sang "and the times they are a changing?" Could'nt even dream about owning a four-bee in those days..!MPG:4!
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Reply By: Notso - Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 10:49

Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 10:49
Yep, well I started work in 1957 at 2 pound 10 shillings a week, paid 30 bob a week for full board, bought the Mini Minor in late 1962 for about 750 pounds, tank held 51/4 gallons and could fill it up for less than 1 pound. I averaged about 45 or 50 miles per gallon?
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Reply By: Willem - Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 10:54

Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 10:54
I started work in 1964 for the equivalent of $16pw.

That year I bought my first car, an Anglia 100E for $90. Super Petrol was around 20c a gallon as I recall and a bottle of wine was 27 cents. My rent at a boarding house was $5.50 per week including breakfast and supper.

It was a time of innocence.....lol
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Reply By: Member- Rox (WA) - Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 13:59

Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 13:59
I am open to offers to start work as an apprentice Millionaire on offers??? LOL
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Reply By: Footloose - Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 15:36

Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 15:36
I started on $13 a week - tax. Boarding house was $4.50 a week, train fare $2.50. (Sydney). They were lean times, working away from home as a 16yo and living in Sydney where I knew 3 people, all of whom I worked with.
At 23 I was on scholorship of $34 a week and ran a car. Compared to the first job it was a breeze. Except for when the oil workers went on strike. I had to drive 80K to buy a full tank of fuel so that I could go to my first position in Sydney in 1973.
When I finally traded the EH Holden in, they advertised "Buy 1, get this one free"!!
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Reply By: Mr Fawlty - Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 18:12

Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 18:12
I started work while in my last years of high school, my first actual paid employment was at the Mecca theatre at Kogarah where on Saturday nights I was the organist on the wurlitzer... Got paid 1 guinea a night...Which as it turned out was a better hourly rate than when I started work as a cadet engineer @ around 4 pounds a week....that was 1960 and was about twice as much as a 1st year apprentice.
I wish theartre organs were still popular... I was totally resplendant in my blue sequined jacket.... Ah the memories....I used to get standing ovulations...only thing missing were the groupies, organists didn't get groupies wanting whatever groupies wanted...
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Follow Up By: Member - Ray - Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 18:25

Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 18:25
You used to get standing WHAT????
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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 18:54

Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 18:54
Yes Ray, it appears his "eggs" dropped everytime he played...
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Follow Up By: Mr Fawlty - Sunday, Jun 18, 2006 at 11:20

Sunday, Jun 18, 2006 at 11:20
Ovulations... You know what women do when the get excited...Fair go Blue, at least I din't have all my eggs in the one basket...LOL
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Follow Up By: Pajman Pete (SA) - Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 09:14

Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 09:14
There is still a theater organ operating at the Chelsea in Adelaide.
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Reply By: David from David and Justine Olsen's 4WD Tag-Along - Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 19:18

Saturday, Jun 17, 2006 at 19:18
I started work in 1979 for about $750 per week and have never eaned as much since :-)

I bought my first car for $400- 1965 Toyota Corona

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Follow Up By: Mr Fawlty - Sunday, Jun 18, 2006 at 11:21

Sunday, Jun 18, 2006 at 11:21
What did you do to earn that amount of Money - a gigalo perhaps?
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Follow Up By: David from David and Justine Olsen's 4WD Tag-Along - Sunday, Jun 18, 2006 at 15:20

Sunday, Jun 18, 2006 at 15:20
I am flattered you think I am worth that much.

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