My first job as an office junior paid $12.90 per week ($676 p. a) and now at 67 and close to retirement I earn $90K p.a. Surprising I lived quite well on those low wages.
Unfortunately this situation just gets worse. I am 68 years old and have a professional career and still work full time. At work I am respected and acknowledged but step out of the office and it’s a different story even though I believe I am fashionable and well presented. Recently I went to buy new carpets and the muppet of a salesman told me to come back with my husband indicating that he thought I didn’t have the ability or permission to purchase an expensive item. I was so disgusted I didn’t even bother to give him a telling off and just walked out of the store. He wasn’t worth my time. Being ignored is common place in retail stores especially fashion retailers, yet I have a high disposable income. Go figure!