Image from page 67 of “The efficient man” (1914)
Title: The efficient man
Year: 1914 (1910s)
Authors: West, Thomas D. (Thomas Dyson), 1851-1915
Subjects: Success Employee motivation Industrial efficiency Personnel management
Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio : Gardner Printing Co.
Contributing Library: University of Connecticut Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Connecticut Libraries
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n made to perceive the errorin these scholastic methods as well as in their aim to givethe students the commercial side or the manual art of avocation, especially for such work as founding. The impracticability of manual and trade schools, theydeeming it to be useful to superficially teach the genteelcommercial aspect of vocations that nevertheless will notpermit operatives to keep clean while working in com-petitive shops, is seen by visiting such schools, or bystudying photographic views of their operations. Here,for an example with founding, are seen the students withwhite collars, long dangling neckties and blouse overalls.Some wear gloves lest a little dirt might soil their hands.All curb the freedom of their bodies while laboring fortrade achievements in a vocation that necessarily besmearsand callouses in everyday practice. In the next page is shown an engraving, Escapingthe Prods of the Boss and Efficiency, a view of tech-nical students actually at work building a small house.
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64 THE EFFICIENT MAN Almost every person has had more or less opportunityof knowing about how regular carpenters dress and actin actual commercial work. We doubt the ability ofany one finding a practical builder wanting men to workon competitive jobs who w^ould for one moment thinkan}^ w^ays favorable of employing adults who have cometo think themselves benefited greatly by such meth-ods of training as are shown by the accompanying illus-tration. The more this sort of nonsense is stopped andwe compel all who plan to make a living at any vocationto put themselves in the hands of thoroughly practicalmen that have the push and punch of the true boss,the less time w^ill youths waste and the more efficientmen will we have for industry and for the bettermentof all mankind. Can any person of common sense conclude that boysraised in these parlor shops during their best years forhaving the afflatus instilled into them can suddenly ad-journ to the kitchens of life where work and not play isthe
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