In the Washington Post’s “Summer Jobs” feature yesterday (“We asked you to share the best and worst of your summer job experiences”), you may have overlooked one interested submission:
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In 1956, I had a great summer job. I was a reporter-photographer for the Adirondack Daily Enterprise in beautiful Saranac Lake, N.Y. I was paid $20 a week, plus room, board and laundry and the use of a Jeep and a motorboat. And a college classmate knew all the girls in town. Even adjusted for inflation, I’m sure I was paid more later in life, but not if I could calculate compensation in relation to perceived needs.
Adam Clymer, Washington
Clymer is a former New York Times reporter.