Monday, March 25, 2013

Wages are just so high

WAGES.-Extract of a letter received from New England :- October 28.

Sheep farming will not be worth following if we are to give the wages the men are now asking. We are entirely in their power. It is really ludicrous hiring men just now; They boldly ask 14s. per week and a full ration, and if you show any hesitation in acceding to their terms, they just tell you they will go elsewhere.

The Moreton Bay Courier - 28 November 1846

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