3. To insure harmonious relations between all sections of the work.
Prizes of the undermentioned values will be given half-yearly for suggestions meriting reward:
MEN’S DEPARTMENTS.—One of L10; two of L5; two of L2 10s.; ten of L1; fifteen of 10s.; thirty of 5s. GIRLS’ DEPARTMENTS.—One of L5; two of L2; eight of L1; fifteen of 10s.; thirty of 5s.
The following list will indicate on what lines suggestions may be made:
1. Comfort, safety, or health of employes.
2. Means by which waste of material may be avoided.
3. Saving of time or expense.
4. Improvements in machinery or in methods of working.
5. Introduction of new goods, or new ideas.
6. Calling attention to any existing defects.
7. Suggestions affecting athletic and other clubs and societies, libraries, magazine, etc.
8. Any suggestion not included in the above list will be welcomed.
Everyone, including foremen and forewomen, is encouraged to make suggestions which, if of value, will be eligible for the prizes mentioned above (excepting those sent in by foremen and forewomen).
Suggestions should be written on or attached to the forms which will be found on each box, the boxes being fixed in the various departments, also in the entrance lodges, dining-rooms, and recreation grounds. Suggestions can be placed in any of these.
It is imperative that all particulars at head of form, which will bear a distinctive number, should be carefully filled in. If this is not complied with no notice will be taken of suggestions. Forms may be taken from the book and filled up at home.
All suggestions will be acknowledged by a notice posted on the boards once a week, giving a list of the printed numbers on the suggestion forms received for consideration.
Should any number not appear in this list a communication should at once be sent to the Secretary.
Those who have left the employ of the firm are entitled to prizes for any suggestions made whilst they were here, unless they should leave through misconduct.
The suggestions are considered weekly by the committees with a member of the firm, and are dealt with in the order in which they are received. They are finally judged by the firm at the end of May and November, and prizes distributed before the summer holidays and at the Christmas gathering.
Every effort is made by the committees to keep the names of the suggestors strictly private.
THE EARLY COCOA HOUSES.