Saturday 3 October 2020

Another Bow


Another interesting part of Dame Jenni Murray's Daily Mail piece is where she talks about her £100K salary:

I was astonished to receive such an enormous sum. I was a working-class girl from Barnsley [and used to live in a brown paper bag in a septic tank] and my father could never have dreamt of earning such a vast amount [because he used to get up in the morning at ten o'clock at night, half an hour before he went to bed, drink a cup of sulphuric acid, work twenty-nine hours a day down mill, and pay mill owner for permission to come to work]. Nevertheless, I found that the daily rate I had been awarded per programme was still less than those for men who had carried out similar work in earlier years.

The Dame then goes on to talk of those at the BBC who earn less, "working phenomenally long hours for relatively little financial reward". Their pay range is from £36,000 to £64,000, which still makes them all above the national average wage (£29,600). Luxury!

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