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AND

HINTS TO EMPLOYERS,

SHOWING THE

ROAD TO PREFERMENT AND COMFORT.

BY

AN EXPERIENCED CLERK.

LONDON:
C. MITCHELL, RED LION COURT, FLEET STREET ;

AND ALL BOOKSELLERS.

1848

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TO

THE HEADS OF ESTABLISHMENTS,

AND TO

THE CLERKS AND EMPLOYÉS

OF THE

UNITED KINGDOM

AND ITS DEPENDENCIES,

This work,

AS A GUIDE TO PREFERMENT ON THE ONE HAND,

AND A

MEANS OF INSURING THE

ZEAL, INTEGRITY, AND INDUSTRY OF THOSE EMPLOYED

10 THEIR EMPLOYERS ON THE OTHER,

IS MOST RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED,

BY THE AUTHOR.

.

ADVICE TO CLERKS,

AND

HINTS TO EMPLOYERS.

Of all the avocations by which men obtain their livelihood there is not any requiring greater caution, and yet there is none in which so large a majority of those engaged are so negligent of their own real interests, as in that of the clerk in a Government office, the offices of public companies, merchants, solicitors, &c. This may in a great measure be attributed to the want of liberality and encouragement on the part of the employer; but it cannot be denied that, notwithstanding the mistaken mode of remunerating their services, there is, nevertheless, much in the power of clerks themselves; it is therefore intended to offer a few words of advice in the hope that some benefit may be derived by the numerous body of which the writer has, for

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