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Profits at Expense of Fair Treatment

The story in the Business section (Jan. 17) of Dayton Hudson’s success for the shareholders was most interesting: sales up 20% and profits up 23%. Even more interesting was that Dayton Hudson is a rare company that lives up to its promise to pay top executives for performance.

The problem is that lower- or middle-management people are downtrodden.

A case in point is an assistant manager in one of Dayton Hudson’s Eastern Target stores who is never paid for the untold hours, averaging 70 per week, nor for being on call 24 hours a day.

This treatment certainly works for Target’s benefit: Get all you can for as little as possible.

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Perhaps fair treatment of such individuals could make a shareholder even happier.

F. IRVING WALSH JR.

Rancho Palos Verdes


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