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Riverwalk Fri 13-Dec-13 10:45:37

.... or a pint of milk, and what's the salary of someone starting out on their first basic job?

The deputy leader of Westminster Council thinks it's £50-80k! shock

Galen Fri 13-Dec-13 11:12:13


Riverwalk Fri 13-Dec-13 11:13:43

Here's the link

basic first salary

Galen Fri 13-Dec-13 11:18:55


Charleygirl Fri 13-Dec-13 11:27:26

I do think that an MP should have a "proper" job for at least 5 years before he spends the rest of his life away from ordinary working folk. I did not earn £50,000 and that was when I rtetired after 40 years. What planet is he on?

Ariadne Fri 13-Dec-13 12:09:33

I couldn't agree more, both with Galen and Charleygirl. They just have no idea about the real world.

Riverwalk Fri 13-Dec-13 13:36:16

He's a councillor not an MP and does have a proper job as a solicitor but it doesn't seem to have equipped him with any knowledge of how the vast majority live!

Rather like when Nick Clegg, rather than admitting to not having any idea what the State Pension was, guessed it at £30 per week.

Penstemmon Fri 13-Dec-13 13:55:56

Let's hope he is not on any finance committee on his council if he thinks a junior administrator starts at £50k! That would be pushing it even for a junior solicitor in a council! Lala land is where he lives!

Penstemmon Fri 13-Dec-13 14:09:02

His partner is a Sir who is a special adviser to Boris so bet they are not often out and about for a drink with the office lads and lasses from the council.

He should have claimed to have been misquoted and pretend he was actually referring to a couple's joint salary!

Charleygirl Fri 13-Dec-13 14:36:31

Oops, I did not read it properly and automatically assumed that it was Nick Clegg. I still stand by what I said, these folk are on different planets to us mortals.

janeainsworth Fri 13-Dec-13 16:19:53

Well, it's we mortals who vote the prats into office as councillors or MPs, so perhaps we have only ourselves to blame.

GadaboutGran Fri 13-Dec-13 23:07:34

My first weekly wage was £8.

GadaboutGran Fri 13-Dec-13 23:11:07

Honestly, his excuse that he mistakenly said £50 - £80,000 instead of £20-23 000 isn't worthy of even a 4 year old trying to wriggle out of telling fibs.

Granny23 Fri 13-Dec-13 23:44:04

My first salary was £250 per ANNUM

Galen Sat 14-Dec-13 00:10:05

Mine was £800 for an over 100 hour working week

Galen Sat 14-Dec-13 00:26:42

Oh! That was per annum. Not for a week! It was as a houseman doing my pre reg year! We were treated like dirt and worked like slaves.
A weekend off started about 2pm on the sat afternoon and had to be back on duty BT 7.00am mon morning. That was every second week. The other week worked nonstop from Thursday am til 18.00 pm Monday then on again tues morning

ps Sat 14-Dec-13 14:17:35

As I recall my first wage was £4 per week & I gave my mum £2 for board & keep.

Charleygirl Sat 14-Dec-13 15:11:54

My holiday job paid £2 a week for 4 weeks. When I was training I was paid £9 a month but that included bed and board. The next was a great leap to £12 a month, same conditions. When qualified, £29 a month again including bed and board. I was let loose in the streets of London with all of that money which was I think in 1969.

annodomini Sat 14-Dec-13 15:24:55

£800pa as a probationary graduate teacher in 1963. It was enough then for rent, bus fares, general living expenses and entertainments.