Story: Rhythms of daily life

Working hard for the money: unpaid work (2nd of 2)

Working hard for the money: unpaid work

It is 2.35 p.m. and Masiega So’iso’i is checking the washing she hung out on her return from work in the morning. Next she will collect her younger children from school, make dinner and spend time with her family, then sleep for four or five hours before rising at 2 a.m. to go to work.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1989/2831
Photograph by Jon Hargest

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Megan Cook, 'Rhythms of daily life - Working-age adults', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 June 2024)

Story by Megan Cook, published 5 Sep 2013