The reception which hard core black trainees receive from the rank and file employees with whom they are placed may have a critical impact on the success of the overall training program. This article reports on a study which focused on this question. In particular, it deals with three key questions. First, what are the overall attitudes of rank and file employees toward aiding the disadvantaged? Second, are these attitudes related to the worker's political and social outlook or more a function of his contact with the hard core trainees? Third, is there any way to match trainees with co-workers in order to minimize conflict at the work place?