Poll Shows Few Complaints from Student Workers
Bell Committee Sees "General' Satisfaction, Cites Trouble Area in Student Employment
Student employees in the College dining halls and libraries are "generally satisfied" with wages and working conditions, according to a recent poll taken by the Student Finance Committee of the Student Council.
George I. Bell '48, chairman of the Finance Committee, said yesterday that, on the basis of a questionnaire filled out by 120 students in various part-time jobs assigned by the Student Employment Office, there was no major complaints.
"However, the men working in Boylston Reading Room feel that their jobs are disproportionately hard compared to the other libraries, and that they should receive a higher hourly wage or shorter working periods," he added.
Bell also mentioned the confusion which arose in November as the result of the short-lived experiment in dining halls, by which employees could receive their meals free and have a deduction made from their wages if they wished. Many of the student-waiters resented the change back to the old system, by which they must pay the full board bill. The change was necessitated by the difference in the number of hours and times that each students works, he said.
Bell is preparing a report to the Student Council on the findings of the survey.