Letter: Building character on pounds 12,000 per year

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Sir: So Clare Fleerackers managed to get a job as a secretary with Kodak ('Freshmen in the university of life', 16 August) on an income of pounds 12,000, although it was not what she 'went to college for, but it was character-building'.

I wonder just how many secretarial qualifications Miss Fleerackers had straight from polytechnic? There are many highly skilled and qualified secretaries who would dearly love to earn pounds 12,000 in their first job, and would probably be quite happy to forgo the 'character-building'.

Yours characterfully,




17 August