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illustrated.1920 Excerpt: ... compare and make decisions. Hurley
can't fight against that sort of thing. Fortunately, Hurley is wise
enough to know it and makes no attempt to drive them when they feel
that way. He appreciates that no production is better than poor
production. Eventually, he stands the brunt of your displeasure and
yonr lack of appreciation that an accident in the shops may mean,
and does mean, a let-down in production. "I was a witness to and a
participant in the state of idleness to-day. The boy fell down at
about threethirty in the afternoon. The amount of work done between
three-thirty and five-thirty was negligible. Two hours' work gone
to the dogs. You have about one hundred men in that shop, haven't
you? That means two hundred hours. Roughly speaking, those two
hundred hours are worth at least one hundred dollars to you in
labor and several more in amount of production. I am right there,
am I not? As I understand it, this is not the first time such an
accident has happened and neither will it be the last time if some
efficient measures to prevent their recurrence are not taken. From
the standpoint of sound business sense, Hardwick, can you afford to
go on in this hit-and-miss fashion? "It isn't ladders alone. It's
everything and anything that leaves the question of the safety of
the men at work a dubious one. It's belts and gears and chains and
floors and everything and every, place where there is a possibility
for a man to be careless. Man is naturally careless of his own
safety. You can't get away from that. The old proverb of
familiarity breeding contempt is as true of contempt of danger as
it is of anything else." "What would you have me do, Struthers?"
Hardwick asked shortly. "Go around the shops acting as nursemaid to
the men, warning them of the dangers of ...
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