A career kicks off at 15 shillings a week

I found my Dad’s apprenticeship papers from 1942. He started a five-year Cabinetmaking and Machining apprenticeship on 15 shillings (less than one pound) a week and would have ended it on 67 shillings (over three pounds). I tried to use the RBNZ inflation calculator to see what the equivalent wages would be in today’s money […]