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AN EMPLOYER'S DIFFICULTIES

A large employer of labor has shown us a letter received by him from his manager. This communication speaks for itself:—

A few weeks ago, when the Government called for recruits for the Expedilionaiy Force, three of my men volunteered and were As the time given to report themselves was short, I had sonic difficulty in finding suitable men to take their places. Ultimately throe likelylooking young men were obtained, but after working a few days gave it up, as the work apparently was not to their liking, although they were strong, henlthy-iool-ing young fellows. It appeared to me that, they were not looking for work that called for a little physical exertion. We certainly require men of sound physique, but the work, taking- it all round, is not hard to a man who has boon accustomed to iruwmal labor. A striking proof of this is that a number of the men have been in our employment for a considerable number of years, ;tnd have never'at any Unitcon! plained about, the work being heavy. Those taken on wore: A: Worked four days-: left without any warning; considered the work too constant. 1.5: worked five days; complained about the, work not agreeing with him. C : worked IB hours ; left horse in stable at noon last day he worked ; did not return. My opinion of thf>»e men is summed up in this way : that they do not want constant employment while the Govermvwnt and local bodies are prepared to give them afc-istance- without working for it.

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AN EMPLOYER'S DIFFICULTIES, Evening Star, Issue 15628, 20 October 1914

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AN EMPLOYER'S DIFFICULTIES Evening Star, Issue 15628, 20 October 1914

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