Our Newspapers’ Literary Pages

From the full to the demanding – and back
by
February–March 1986, no. 78

Our Newspapers’ Literary Pages

From the full to the demanding – and back
by
February–March 1986, no. 78

There must be something horribly deformed about a society in which the lowest paid work is often the most demanding and the least dispensable. Why, for instance, is the wellbeing of our elderly not worthwhile enough for people to be paid to deliver Meals on Wheels? Who doesn’t believe that the nurture of children is an enormously responsible job? Does a rubbish tip attendant get better paid than a clerk? Course not.

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