Everybody was paid the same hourly rate
equalisation was what it was called
explained at the interview
and again at the pre departure briefing
a condition of employment. Sign here.
Wherever two or more gather
self worth imagines superiority or privation.
Kitchen staff, worked early mornings, nights, Sundays
and every public holiday
pulling in the big dollars and passing them over
janitors Monday to Saturday 8.00 – 4.30
no dirt money for expunging the daily faeces and vomit.
as we enjoyed rampant capitalism.
The Easter moon
full and bright
still has a dark side.
Eddie was sharp, very sharp
and secure prospects.
Antarctica just the kick-off to world travel
before returning to the family business.
He did the algebra
calculating precisely the value n + 0.0001
n being the minimum acceptable output.
Our shift comprised eight people
with one rostered off each day
his cunning was a burden
somehow it seemed dishonourable to inform.
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