Jessica Mudditt

Jessica Mudditt is the author of Our Home in Myanmar and a Sydney-based freelance journalist covering business, technology and lifestyle. Her articles have been published by The Economist Intelligence Unit, BBC, CNN, GQ, Australian Geographic, Marie Claire and Westpac Wire. She is an accredited newspaper journalist and spent seven years reporting from Myanmar and Bangladesh.

Her most memorable paycheck: When I worked as a freelance journalist in Myanmar, I was paid in cash in the local currency, kyat. Each month I would visit the magazines that I had written articles for, and I would be given a plastic bag of cash — on a good month, it was a heavy bag.

Latest articles

Fixing New Zealand’s holiday pay problems

Payments under New Zealand’s Holidays Act have been a significant source of cost and confusion for years. Will a new law be any better?

Issue 5: Out of Office
This is 75: What retirement looks like in 2022

The first Baby Boomers were born in 1946; now they’re mostly in retirement. Eight 75-year-olds around the world share how they’re doing.

Issue 4: Security
Swimming with sharks: Danger pay in the pandemic

Some jobs are more dangerous than others, and putting a price on that risk is necessary to entice key talent to take on the challenges.

Issue 3: Place