21 Sep 2018

My hair-pulling boss

10:22 am on 21 September 2018

In the final episode of Minimum, a kitchen hand talks about her hair-pulling boss, a hospitality worker discusses her rude customers, and a carer remembers washing a chain-smoking, incontinent man.

Read about Minimum, a short documentary series about women working for minimum wage or low wages, and watch the previous episodes here

Warning: some language in this video may offend.

*Minimum was produced for RNZ by Notable Pictures, with the support of Loading Docs, and with funding from NZ On Air. 

Also thank you to  the Emerging Artists Trust and Wellington City Council’s Creative Communities Scheme, who provided the seed funding to allow the initial research to be done. 

  • The reality of life on the minimum wage in NZ
  • Minimum wage: Mum of five thought there would be more than $10 left
  • Minimum wage: The students sharing a bedroom
  • Minimum wage: The mum spending all her pay on rent
  • Earning minimum wage and facing racism, sexism and abuse