Intellect Volume 6

Intellect Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...food 19 Druggists 17 Grocers 11 Tailors 10 Others 95 Total 645 The first thing about these facts that strikes the reader is the small number of these boys of the East Side who have gone into manufacturing pursuits. Office work heads the list and not more than one quarter of the boys, omitting the miscellaneous occupations, went directly into manufacturing establishments. Another striking thing is the small number of boys entering skilled trades, less than 150, or about 23 per cent. It must be borne in mind also that a large number of those listed under printing, electricity and machinists are doing quite unskilled work or work which can be learned in a few hours. Here is the picture then, a large variety of types of work, few of them requiring a high degree of skill. It is a rather flat landscape. There are no hills and valleys. There are few very good positions and few very poor ones. The facts as to wages received substantiate this impression. There is so little variation that the distribution of thirty cases taken at random may be considered roughly representative. Table II. gives the weekly wages with the number of boys receiving each sum, at the time of starting work. TABLE II Weekly wage Number of Boyi $3 and $3.50 3 $4 and $4.50 13 $5 11 $6 3 Only 12 of these boys received any increase of wages during the first year and in a number of instances the increase followed change of position. Of the thirty only 12 held the same position during an entire year, 13 held two positions, three held three, and two, four. We may summarize the situation as follows. The average boy starts work for between four and five dollars a week. He is unlikely to hold a position more than a year, and is less likely still to receive any increase of salary except on...show more

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  • Paperback | 500 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 885g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236632176
  • 9781236632173