531 days ago

Only six people have paid fines for car window washing in five years

Sapeer Mayron Reporter from Manukau Courier

On the corner of Manukau Station Rd and Great South Rd in south Auckland is a busy intersection flanked by Rainbow’s End on one side, and a residential high-rise on the other.

In the middle of the intersection are two slight men, ducking between cars with a big soapy plastic bottle in one hand and a squeegee brush in the other.

They only have one brush between them – so while one makes the money, the other stops to talk to us.

He’s not keen on being named or photographed, but he does want us to know that window washing on the busy streets of Manukau is his choice.

“I don’t know what freedom is, but this is more freedom,” he said.

This window washer has been working his brush for about two years. Before that, he had a couple of shifts a week at an international mail company.

But doing this, he’s averaging $300 a week, cash-in-hand, and sometimes he really wins – once a man handed him $700, just like that.

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