Danie Toerien
2 minute read
1 Jun 2021
8:32 am

The high price of a warm bed

Danie Toerien

Yes, I expect my increase to afford me more expendable income while, at the same time, I really don’t want to do more work.

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I have a thing about an annual salary increase. As a paid-up member of a trade union, I do believe it is my right to get an annual inflation-busting increase. Note the term “inflation-busting”. Yes, I expect my increase to afford me more expendable income (more money to spend on the fun things, rather than must haves) while, at the same time, I really don’t want to do more work. I am not alone in this. Ask Cosatu. The oldest profession, I’m told, relates to women (and men?) patrolling street corners – or something to that effect. No, get your...