Businesses often invest substantial sums in training. These days, though, they tend not to pursue employees who leave. That wasn't always the case, as this advertisement from the Aberdeen Journal of 26 May 1800 shows:
AN APPRENTICE ELOPED, and a REWARD OFFERED for APPREHENDING HIM
It's worth remembering this if you find an ancestor who was an apprentice - they would generally have been taken on through an indenture, which put significant obligations on the apprentices. Their employers weren't known as masters for nothing ...
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