Cooperation Volume 5-6

Cooperation Volume 5-6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ... fairly well. There is one point in Co-operation that is important, and that is getting the co-operation of your employees. Everyone of our employees is a member of the co-operative society. Some were not when they came. None of them was asked or told he had to be a member, but everyone joined. They come and say, "You can take a dollar out of my wages and put it in the share fund." We pay everyone good wages and treat them well. There is never a harsh word spoken. If they are not fit they go out. We have no talk. We pay union wages to clerks and $4 more than union wages to the drivers. We pay the overtime that the Union demands. The hours of employment for the people are governed by the law for women employees, and one afternoon off a week is given for longer hours to the men. They all get a week's vacation with pay. We demand courtesy, cleanliness and honesty of our employees. We tell them to treat the customers well--make them feel at home, especially to treat the children well, as they are the ones who are going to be the future co-operators. We never send anything by a child that a grown person would not take. Anything the least damaged is never given to a child. So we have a lot of children coming to our store. The parents are not afraid to send them. Beside the membership books, I keep three books--a journal, a cash book and a ledger--and I can tell any member just how he stands any time. I can tell what our expenses are, and can show any bill at any time. The accounts are audited once a month. The auditors examine the bills, the cash, and see that everything is right. The checks are made out by the manager, signed by the treasurer and endorsed by the president, and the bill is with every check. We never sign any checks ahead....
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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236557255
  • 9781236557254