Feb 21, 2008

Yearning to be Average

Further to my post of last week on the subject of earnings-slash-wages-slash-sweet, sweet cash, comes news that the average Australian salary has increased by $55 a week over the past year. According to AAP, this takes the average annual wage to $57, 730.

Yes, I know there are a bunch of fatcats and CEOs earning gazillions who nudge the figures up (Alan Moss, I'm looking at you), but still it makes me feel just a wee bit depressed.

I've always tried to shoot for above-average, for extraordinary even. I've never wanted to just be one of the madding crowd. But after reading that, and for the first time in my life...

... I'd love to be average.

Ah, average. How you run from my grasp!

1 comment:

  1. I wonder what category you're in if your wage barely equals 1/3 of the average...

    I think I'm in the 'povo' category!