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THESE ARE NOT CHRISTMAS SUGGESTIONS
FOR EMPLOYERS ONLY 10 COMMANDMENTS
A little booklet called Mandel
Brothers' Store News appears fort
nightly for the benefit'bf the firm's
employes. The few issues we have
seen (no, we are not on the mailing
list. Thank you, Mr. Kelly) have
been 0. K. Some good dope in 'em.
One little item we noticed in partic
ular was a list of ten commandments
for employes. It suggested ten for
employers. These are written for the
benefit of employes in all stores. We
also got ten commandments for em
ployers during a strike off our mind.
Look 'em over:
Ten Commandments for Employers
1 Don't he your employes are
sure to get on to you. Otherwise it
would be all right
2 Keep wages down otherwise
your employes might get three meals
a day and buy clothing for their chil
dren. 3 Make your employes work long
hours otherwise they will have time
to think. The devil always finds
work for idle minds.
4 Send your son to college. After
he has learned your business (in
three weeks) advance him over all
the men who have aided in building
up the business.
5 Every once in a while fire some
faithful employe, just to show you
6 After a profitable year give
your employes a pleasant "Merry
Christmas and a Happy New Year."
They appreciate little human
7 On cold nights arrange to have
your fur-clad daughter walk in about
closing time the thought of the
furs will keep your employes warm
on the way to their tenements.
8 Be sure and have your crested
limousine stand in front of the door
your strap-hanging employes will
then better understand that you be
long to a superior race.
9 Put up with no waywardness
on the part of your feminine em
ployes lecture them; then fire them.
This disagreeable duty can best be
done after a night at the opera, the
cabaret and the rest
10 "Can" every employe who has
more brains than you. Otherwise
some one may steal your business
while you are resting at the seashore.
This must be done with rare discre
tion otherwise you may not have
any one working for you.
During a Strike
1 Increase your advertising in
the loop papers.
2 Hire Pinkertons, Burnsites, etc.
(Special Note The Pinkerton and
Burns agencies hate each other
worse than you hate the strikers. )-v
3 See the police department
4 Get injunction from friendly
judge. The more friendly he is and
the less law he knows the better.
5 Issue statement that the strik
ers' places have all been filled. No
one will believe you, but it is the con
ventional thing to do.
6 Try to have strike leaders
bribed and strikers' meetings brok
7 Hire sluggers to slug your
stride-breakers. Here is one point
where you cash in for what you have
already done see above 1 to 4 in
clusive. 8 Increase your contribution to
United Charities it won't be used
to help your striking employes.
9 Lie to your customers make
them believe you are paying living
wages and change the air in your es
tablishment once a mouth.
10 Buy your wife diamonds and
furs, treat her tenderly, the thought
of starving girls may make her
Fire in Tribune bldg. delayed fin
edition of paper. Rubbish burner
Smoke drove out pressmen