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First salary: 'From Rs 280 a month to Rs 1 lakh'

November 28, 2019 13:05 IST
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We'd asked you, dear readers, to tell us what your first salary was and what it meant to you at the time.
Rediff reader Mahesh M Kulkarni tells us how his first job and salary shaped his life.

Mahesh Kulkarni

I graduated in commerce in 1981 and completed my post graduation in Personnel Management (M.S.W.) in 1983 followed by a degree in law (LLB) in 1986.

I got my first job was in Laxmi Vishnu Textile Mills Solapur as a 'Trainee Officer.

My first salary was Rs 280 which I received in 1987.

After praying to God, I gave my first salary to my parents who inspired and supported me to complete my higher education.

I am currently working as a factory manager (unit head) in a reputed food product factory in Solapur, Maharashtra.

My monthly salary is Rs 1 lakh.


Dear readers, do you remember what your first salary was?

When did you receive it? Which year was it?

Do you have a photograph of it?

What did it mean to you at the time? Tell us all about it.

What was your first job and salary? And how did you spend it?

Did you buy a sari for your mum or a gift for your girl/boyfriend?

Write in to us at (Subject line 'My First Salary') along with your NAME, AGE, LOCATION and photograph, if possible. We will publish the best responses right here on!

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