Central Railway Chronicle Volume 13

Central Railway Chronicle Volume 13

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...But Mr. Jones evidently overlooks the fact that there are smaller shops that must be maintained. He also goes further and says: "It is always desirable to employ good mechanics, and retain them." If you are going to employ your mechanics at the smaller places and retain them the year around. you must give them something to do. To give them something to do when business is a little slack, you must do a little manufacturing. Als0. I notice he says: "It is not encouraging to a shop foreman to have his apprentices leave him when they have completed their contract and go elsewhere for employment." I believe it is an excellent idea. 'If the young man has been properly treated during his term of apprenticeship, he will perhaps want to go away; that is natural. He will come back to you by-and-by and he is a good deal more valuable man to you than if you had retained him. He will see some of the world and what the other shops are doing, and when he comes back to you in the course of a year or so, he is a valuable man for you to have. I also note, near the latter part of his paper: "It is the practice on some roads to overhaul part of their light power at engine houses during slack times which enables the foreman to retain or use the services of men which under other conditions would not be necessary," and he believes if figures were compiled they would show he is correct. I agree with Mr. Jones as far, perhaps, as the monetary consideration would be concerned, or the theoretical part of it for that matter, but the fact remains that you must have these men in cold weather or busy times, and if you don't give them something to do or if you don't hold them together during the dull period, when you are doing maximum...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236821610
  • 9781236821614