'My first job was in a shop in Grafton Street.'

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Title

'My first job was in a shop in Grafton Street.'

Description

Theresa Byrne remembers her first job as a cashier in a shop on Grafton Street. She remembers the record she bought with her first paycheck. She describes the friendships she made through work outings.

Creator

Theresa Byrne

Publisher

Trinity College Dublin

Date

1960

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Relation

Theresa Byrne

Is Part Of

Work and Employment

Type

Life Story

Spatial Coverage

Dublin

Temporal Coverage

1960s

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Text

My work was as a cashier for a wholesale grocery company. Every morning I arose at 7.30 am and I cycled or walked to work, depending on the weather. My first job was in a shop in Grafton Street. As far as I remember, the wages received was between �5 and �7 per week. This, after my contribution to the household, was spent on a record called _��Carmen', my first long player. The household work at home was mainly done by myself, simply because I enjoyed it. Usually, work related outings were enjoyable and often you ended up with a totally different opinion about someone you thought previously you knew well and I mean that in a positive way. Friendships were formed at work and I enjoyed good relations with my work colleagues who funnily enough were for the most part from the country.

Sponsor

Irish Research Council for Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (IRCHSS)

Research Coordinator/P.I.

Dr Kathleen McTiernan (Trinity College Dublin)

Senior Research Associate

Dr Deirdre O'Donnell (Trinity College Dublin)

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