Eastern Europe: Nonworkers of the World, Unite!


Radio Bucharest last week played a tune that is becoming all too familiar in Eastern Europe. In scolding tones, it took Rumania's factory and office workers to task for "unexpected absences, temporary disappearances from the job, late starting and early finishing, too many conferences during working hours, and too much time spent on social activities on the job." At about the same time, Poland's Communist daily, Trybuna Ludu, warned Polish workers to lay off card playing and vodka drinking during working hours—practices that it charged are widespread. Reporting the "agony"...

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