Library of Inspiration and Achievement Volume 2

Library of Inspiration and Achievement Volume 2

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...list. Perhaps he may be suggested to me by one of my men and he may be working elsewhere. In that case Iwrite to his employer, telling him whatl am willing to pay for his services and asking whether he objects to my offering the place to him. If he does not object, I make my offer. If this fails I sometimes advertise for a man. I did that not long ago and received a bushel of letters. Some were written on paper from the Holland House and Waldorf-Astoria. Two or three reputable clubs furnished applicants, but the man who got the job came from the Mills Hotel, where the living expenses are less than three dollars a week. If I fill a vacancy by promotion or create a new place, I recruit my office staff by hiring a new office boy and make promotions all along the line wherever it is practicable. REQUISITES FOR SUCCESS Many clerks never advance much above their original positions. They are the kind of men who work in railroad offices merely to draw their pay. They would work as readily in any commercial office. They have no love for their business, no ambition, and yet they wonder why new men are promoted over their heads, and lay it to prejudice, injustice, and discrimination. I know some clerks who figure this way: --" I've got to be down at the office at nine. I go to lunch at twelve. I get back at one and leave at five. Between hours I can probably get out in the hall for half an hour to read the paper and smoke a cigarette." And yet this is the very man who will sit down in the evening over a smoke and tell you how the railroad business ought to be run; give you some ideas of his own that ignorance on the part of the chief clerk or head of the department has prevented from being adopted, and will inform you seriously that...show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236806484
  • 9781236806482