"Then it is dark; a night where kings in golden suits ride elephants over the mountains." - John Cheever
Those kind of jobs looked like more fun in those days. Everyone seems to spend half the working day boozing.Just read Michael Palin's diaries (1969-79), which I picked up in hardback in a charity shop for £1.50 last week. They all seem to spend half their working days drinking and dining out, too (then driving home). And even when they are working, they're basically just mucking about. I became quite envious.
Yes, it's easy to get very envious about the post-war generation and the 60s/70s. Of course, it was despised and destroyed by neo-liberals but, for those fortunate enough to have graduate-level jobs (and there were much fewer of them than now), professions such as academia, advertising, publishing, television etc must have been incredibly good fun.
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