The Herald continues on its jihad against the government and today interviews a poor hard done fellow in Hamilton by the name of Max, who the Herald tells us is a “29-year-old media sales and marketing consultant”.
Apparently times are tough for poor Max.
For Max Coyle, increases to his student loan repayments and KiwiSaver contributions have hurt his pay packet the most.
The 29-year-old media sales and marketing consultant, who rents a three-bedroom central Hamilton home with one other, said the increases wiped about $60 off his fortnightly pay.
“Groceries seem to cost more and I feel like I’m spending more to get the same amount of stuff.”
Mr Coyle said he paid $200 a week in rent at the house which has no insulation, meaning his last power bill cost $311.
The only thing that is cheaper are his internet and phone costs.
“We’ve gone unlimited and with fibre it’s the only time we’re getting more for less from two years ago,” he said. “That and my mobile phone bill.”
Like many of his friends, his wages seemed fixed and none were getting the regular raises they were used to when they entered the workforce.
“Most seem thankful just to have a job but raises, bonuses and perks are pretty non existent. It makes it difficult planning ahead hoping they don’t find a way to outsource the skills you have overseas.”
He says the increase in tobacco prices means an occasional cigarette was a luxury so he’s switched to smoking a pipe “as it works out cheaper in the long run”.
Hmmm…Max…Max Coyle…I wonder…could this be former Green candidate Max Coyle…who was caught manufacturing news about a similar situation with his missus?
Why yes it could be.
I note he is moaning about his pay where he says his wages appear fixed. Well perhaps he could have a word with his bosses at APN, the owner of the Herald, where he is in sales and marketing.
The same APN employee, Green party member who is wishing Maggie Barry dead on his public Facebook page.
Well done Herald and James Ihaka…interview your own staff member, who moans about your employer and their pay and conditions, while failing to decl;are he is a staff member and a green party member who has been caught doing this stuff before.
This is the news media today.