A Journo’s Summer Job

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.