Filing; A Magazine on Indexing & Filing Volume 1

Filing; A Magazine on Indexing & Filing Volume 1

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...before he could hope to get away, so he simply surrendered to fate and made ready to begin the usual slow routine. But the whole current of his thoughts was changed, when the bookkeeper, in a sudden impulse of generosity, offered him the ticket which had been intended for Worton, and suggested that if he looked sharp and wasn't too particular, he might possibly finish in time to take in the second game. There was only one thing for Jimmy to do now and that was to get away even if the filing went over until Monday. He set to work as if his life depended on the job, and his genius for finding ways and means to circumvent unnecessary labor coming to his assistance, resulted in no small improvement upon the old methods as followed by his predecessor. Jimmy had unconsciously realized a great philosophical principle in the application of time--that the expenditure of a few seconds, a few minutes or a few hours in the laying of a methodical foundation, is a mighty good investment. What appears to be a loss at the beginning, repays in the end with more than compound interest. It is not all you have to do, but your manner of doing it, that makes a long or a short finish, and a little head work often goes a long way in the saving of physical exertion. Incentive also has much to do in the matter of accomplishment. If there be no reward for work well and quickly done, or no punishment for tardiness, it invariably takes much longer to finish a job. Jimmy glanced at the clock. It was a quarter after twelve. He made a hasty survey of the two great baskets of papers, and decided that if he was to get to the Polo Grounds at two, he'd have to make a record, at least for the office of Philip Loomis & Co. He might not succeed, but the game was worth the...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236859812
  • 9781236859815