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Baldur Gazette (Newspaper) - February 16, 1983, Baldur, Manitoba The Gazette 1983 Other Opinion Stealing Time Costly In the comic office employees who slack off in their jobs are almost always portrayed as hanging about the water cooler gabbing Its a familiar symbol which usually draws a smile or but employee motivation experts say such slackness costs the economy a lot of A study done last year by recruitment specialists Robert Half International estimates wasted time cost the Canadian economy billion last The corporate world refers to this as time theft and it seems the white collar crowd is considered more susceptible to engaging in it than employees working in industrial We all know examples of employees who make a few too many photocopies on the company copier to share a joke or put out their service clubs monthly One of the worst examples cited was a group of office workers in Calgary who were spotted regularly leaving their desks for a nap in their In the Half top executives of Canadian corporations were asked to estimate how much time their staff stole or wilfully Replies ranged from as little as 30 minutes a week to as much as 30 per cent of working The average response was three hours and 42 minutes a week per or an alarming five weeks a The consultants say the problem is generally caused by poor The big challenge of frontline managers involves not onlysetting a good but somehow rewarding efficiency and productivity without making the workplace oppressively It isnt an easy Brandon Sun Kitchen Cabinets Solid Oak Doors Floform Tops Melamine Interiors Furniture Finish Exterior A home renovation grant is available through CMHC based on a household income of or An approved applicant can receive up to 30 percent of the renovation Included are such items as Cupboards Floor Coverings Ceilings For Information 8252405 or CMHC at 7747491 Other Opinion Paying The Price Labor unions in Canada seem to have come reluctantly to the conclusion that they cannot get blood from a writes Ronald in a recent column in the Globe and the formerly vociferous union leaders have been strangely silent Even Dennia McDermot hasnt made one of his thundering denunciations of the federal government or the multinationals in a long unaware of the style of most labor leaders in Canada those who lead the workers at Schneiders meat plant in Winnipeg march to a different Last week they paid the Schneider workers members of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union voted 58 to 55 against accepting an 11 per cent wage increase over two They wanted 11 per cent the first year followed by 12 per cent the second They were earning an average of an hour when they went on Schneider said they could not afford to operate the plant at the wages the union was demanding and closed the Now 126 workers 14 nonunion are out of jobs because 58 stubbornly held out for wages the company couldnt some of the workers have publicly asked the union to hold another A lot of people would sooner have a an hour job than be out of an an hour The Altona ATTENTION OILSEED GROWERS Plan to attend a CSP Grower 1983 sunflower and canola contracts are now Holland Community Hall February to Killarney Christian Education February to Pilot Mound Kinsmen Hall February to A CSP oiiseed contract offers many benefits to the For further information attend one of or contact the Grain Procurement staff at CSP Phone
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