Image from page 74 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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rearing the young harm-ful to production of efficient workers, let them investtheir money in and assume a managerial position of somenew industry, having sharp competition, that demandsskill in the mechanic and brawn in the laborer, for workthat besmears and callouses. The factors which wouldconfront this employer, to open his eyes, to what was realand fanciful in the maintenance of prosperity, health andhappiness of a nation is not only the great degenerationof skilled workers but also the great scarcity of goodcommon laborers that exists. Where is there a word or line from any of our leading-reformers and educators predicting that the ambition ofman to better his condition would develop such insipientesthetics as to make him so disdain all employment thatcould callous the skin that the general tendency is to havesuch a scarcity of skilled workers and common laborersto handicap many industries that it would eventuallylead to calamities that could cause keen suffering for allclasses.
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IMPOTENCV OF PARENTS M Know It All and Belligerency of the Young One of the great derogatory factors that instructors ofthe young are now confronted with lies in minors believingthat their judgment of what is best for them in any afifairsis paramount to that of their parents, teachers, or of anyheads older than their own. Almost all come very earlyto believe they know it all. The power of the young today can be aptly likenedto that of the employees of many concerns who run theiremployers business for them, but look to the investors toassume all responsibility and pay the bills. Children arenow coming to rule the homes, the schools and much ofanything else with which they have to do. If they cannotobtain just what they want, whether of fanciful worriesor of imaginary wrongs, they go on a strike. Once suc-cessful in such belligerency, they become so vicious incombating for having everything their own way that theyoften dethrone all respect for law or authority. Make it more attractive f
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