The staff at the Commercial Cable Office in the Azores in 1912
This information comes from the staff report for 1912 in the George White Archive.
Staff mentioned and generally commended were:
Supervisor [Frederick George] Ward
Senior Operator Houghton
Senior Operator Jones
Senior Operator [George Montague] Sterling
Senior Operator Barton
These I presume to be local recruits and were paid in local currency:
"Local boy" Labescat
"Local boy" Medeiros
Chief Servant A.deC.Silva
Labourer M.do Amaral
Operators were paid salaries of between $35 and $70 per month according to efficiency. There is no information about the salary levels of higher grades. Local workers were paid up to 20 milreis per month – no indication of the lowest rate. 20 milreis appears to have been worth about $20 or £4 at that time judging from financial letters in the archive.