Fatigue and Efficiency; A Study in Industry

Fatigue and Efficiency; A Study in Industry

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...mutual sick benefit fund. J As we have seen, accidents were not charged to this account; the number of contributors remained about the same. Hence the progressive increase of receipts over expenditures seemed to M. Fromont proof of the beneficial and undeniable (heureuse et incontestable) influence of the eight-hour day. The abscissas of the chart represent the years elapsed since the foundation of the company. The ordinates represent the annual excess of receipts over expenditures. The curve npqroabcdefghiklm shows the fluctuations of receipts--25 per cent. Op. cit., p. 78. As regards output 400 x 100 1600 As regards wages W? XJOO 640 t Op. cit., p. 79. As regards production 33.33 x 100 100 As regards wages 133.33X108 400 t Op. cit., p. 82. See Chart VII, page 154. = 33.33 per cent. and expenditures during a series of years. That is, the portion of the curve below the line ox shows that between 1889 and 1892 expenditures exceeded receipts; the portion of the curve above ox shows that subsequent to the introduction of the eight-hour day in 1893 the receipts tended to exceed expenditures progressively. The pronounced drop in this line in the years 1895,1900, and 1902 (represented by the peaks, c, h, and k) is ascribed by M. Fromont to the epidemics of influenza which raged during those winters. He concludes that without exaggeration (sans pouvoir etre taxe d'exageration) the improvement in health under the eight-hour system may be called progressive, as represented by the dotted line obMefgNlm. In addition to this graphic chart, M. Fromont bears eloquent testimony to the new spirit of sobriety and selfrespect which accompanied the shortened workday. Previously the strong stimulant of drink was found a daily necessity. The men's wives...show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236851358
  • 9781236851352