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A Manual of Practical Charity; How to Get Help Designed for the Use of Non-Professional Workers Among the Poor (Paperback) Loot Price: R451
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A Manual of Practical Charity; How to Get Help Designed for the Use of Non-Professional Workers Among the Poor (Paperback)

Mary Katherine Conyngton

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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. 1906. Excerpt: ... not secured at the cost of the dismissal of another. To oblige a friend or a customer, an employer will sometimes discharge a perfectly satisfactory employee to give his place to another who has no claim but the urgent recommendation of someone philanthropically interested in him. The injustice and hardship of this are evident. While the search for steady employment is going on, it may be possible to obtain irregular work for the man at some odd job trade. In most cities there are to be found distributing agencies, from which are sent out advertising matter and circulars of all sorts. These agencies employ groups of men to canvass the city, putting handbills under every door or in each letter box, or otherwise seeing that they reach the largest possible number. The work is heavy and usually ill paid; therefore no man keeps it longer than he can help, and vacancies in the working force are constantly occurring. In winter, ice-cutting affords opportunities for unoccupied laborers in most northern places. Nearly every city has some characteristic occupations, requiring little training or skill, so poorly paid that they cannot hold workers long at a time, but offering a temporary resource for those out of work. Here, as in other cases, the more one knows about one's own place, the more helpful one can be. The whole matter of finding work is a difficult and unsatisfactory one. The conditions of modern industry demand a massing together of laborers for whom there is not sufficient continuous employment. Many of our large industries are seasonal, and those who follow them are necessarily out of work much of the time. Others have a season of feverish activity, in which every worker who can be procured is strained to the utmost, followed by a long dull period, whe...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Mary Katherine Conyngton
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 94
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-41944-7
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-41944-X
Barcode: 9781150419447

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