Friday, November 21, 2008

The Upside of the Down

The plunging pound may be a worry for some, but for itinerant English teachers in Japan things are getting better by the day. When I arrived two months ago, 10,000 yen was worth just a little under fifty quid, more or less what it was last time I was here in 2005. This afternoon it was up to £71 - which makes the hundred grand I managed to save out of last month's pay (and the 250,000 I'll pocket two days before I leave) look a whole lot better than it did when I signed the contract.

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