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Counter Clerk

Receive, type, route, and collect payments for telegraph messages.

What does a Counter Clerk do?

Receives, types, routes, and collects payment for telegraph messages and cashes money order warrants at counter in telegraph office: Quotes rates for telegrams and collects amount due for message. Types message from customer’s copy and places message in pneumatic tube for routing. Pays customer amount due on money order warrant. Keeps records of receipts and disbursements and balances cash on hand at end of day. May be assigned to process money orders only and be designated Money-Order Clerk.