The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 6, Issue 2 (June 1, 1931)
As it Affects the Staff
As it Affects the Staff.
Much interest has been felt throughout the service in the probable effect of the change in control of the Railways, upon the position and prospects of members. Therefore to the members of the staff I would give this message:—
The change means the emancipation of the Department from trammelling influences. Our main consideration now is to get the business and do the job. If we don't get the business then there's no job. There can be no such things as sheltered positions in the service—everyone must be able to prove himself necessary and valuable to the Department or there is no reason for his employment.
It is my belief that the new order provides a way past many stumbling blocks which have hitherto impeded progress and made our service not understood. From now on we should find fuller opportunity for all the business capacity and enterprise within the Department in watching expenditure, inducing patronage, and producing a service dependable in every respect and worthy of a great nationallyowned public institution.