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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 01, 1911, Image 3

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week to all clerks, and they al,low.inaddi$ion a percentage on goods
which are sold in the house as follows:
Oni hat selling for $2.48. ..... 15 cents
J On .hat selling for 4.98 25 cents
On fur selling for 4.98 25 cents
On feathers selling for .69 5 cents
On -feathers selling for .98 5 cents
On -underwear selling for 2.19 10 cents
On underwear garments selling for .24...... l'cent
On waists selling 'for 1.98 7 cents
On hose . selling for .19 1 cent
On gloves selling for .24 1 cent
"Young sales inspectors receive a straight salary of $4.00, and
other 'ones, $5.00'"per week. If a mistake is made by any of the
clerks in making out sales, they, are charged 10 cents, an error slip
for that amount being put in against them.
"Another store (X981). A girl in the china department re
ceives $6.00 per week. She has been in. the employ of this firm for
a long time. This house pay 2 per cent over a certain amount of
sales'for the week. Young inspectors receive $4.00, and other girls
$4.50 to $5.00 per week.
"Another store (X982). A salesgirl without much experience
receives $6.00 per. week. Some are raised to $7.00 after a year. or
two'. They offered a young lady with some experience $10.00 per
week to work in the curtain department. This is one of the most
difficult positions to hold in a department store, as a salesgirl must
know how td display the goods, as well as the names of the different
grades.
"One of the girls in the hosiery department receives $6.00 per
week'; one in the hardware department, $6.00. Some girls in these
different departments receive $7.00 per week; one girl in the grocery
department, $6.00. A woman about .45 years of age- in the general
department works from 11:00 a. m.. to 4:00 p. m. and receives $6.00
per, week. Another clerk works from 10:00 'a. m. to 6:00 p. m. and
also receives, $6.00 per week. A, girl has to.be a very good sales
woman to get .more than $6.00 in this department store.
(X983). This department" store pays from $4.00 to, $5.00 per
week for new .help. One. of-the managers told a young lady who
had had a great j deal of-experience that they would not pay more
than $6.00 .pen week, for it was possible to get a great many girls
for $5.00. 'Most of the girls he declared, 'live at home and only;
work fox piii money.' " '
(X984). This department store will take new help on at $6.00
per week, if they hay,e had .any experience. They payyoung in
spectors'' $3.00 $350 and $4.50 per' week, and older ones $5.00 per,

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