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: ...we are forced to employ is undesirable and stay with us but a short time, but it is the best we can obtain under present conditions ...Read MoreThis 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: ...we are forced to employ is undesirable and stay with us but a short time, but it is the best we can obtain under present conditions. The best employees that have been with us for years either have left us or are contemp'ating leaving. It is not to be wondered at when it is considered that we pay, in all cases, less than civil wages, less than at navy yards, and in every case, except one individual, we pay considerably less for the same class of work than the hospital within the naval home grounds. Owing to the low scale of wages at the borne employment bureaus will not endeavor to furnish applicants for vacancies at the home, and it is with great difficulty that vacancies are filled, sometimes remaining open for several days, thus greatly retarding the progress of routine work. When it is known that unskilled labor can be obtained at $2.50 per day in this city, I believe the increases recommended will be considered very moderate, reasonable, and necessary. Fxplanatory notes covering individual cases follow: 3. An increase of $200 per annum is recommended for the secretary. Many governors have recommended from time to time that the salary of the secretary be increased to $1,800, and some to $2,000 per annum. The secretary is the chief clerk of the home, and it would be difficult to compare his duties with those of a chief clerk at another station. Centered in him are the duties performed by several clerks and other employees at navy yards. He has charge, under the direction of the governor, of the records of the home, the correspondence, the accounts of the institution, supervision of the storekeeping system; the collection and distribution of pensions of beneficiaries, amounting to several thousand dollars each year; keeping the time of employees...Read Less
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