The Modern Laundry Guide; A Collection of the Best Articles Published in the National Laundry Journal During the Past Two Years; In Three Parts...

The Modern Laundry Guide; A Collection of the Best Articles Published in the National Laundry Journal During the Past Two Years; In Three Parts...

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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: ...Laundry Journal: I have often thought of adopting the piece-work system in my laundry, but before making any definite plans would like to understand the subject a little better, so would ask for a little information from some of the readers of the Journal who have had experience in adopting this system as to the price allowed on different kinds of goods; the method of keeping account of each one's work; the kind of work usually not done by the piece; is the work usually first class or merely run over; does the female help take to such a system? Would you, or they, recommend it for a medium size laundry? Also, the form of agreement entered into by employes and employers. Opinions are respectfully solicited from every man in the business, pro and con. Michigan Laundry.. We received the following letter from Mr. Chas. R. Wheden, r., of the Pond Lily Laundry Co., New Haven, Conn., which is in answer to the above: "In reply to inquiry made by 'Michigan' I will say that we are paying the following prices per piece work: Starching shirts, 7 cents per dozen, or 58 cents per one hundred. Ironing bosoms on press machine, 40 cents per one hundred. Ironing neck bands, 35 cents per one hundred. Ironing wrist bands, and yokes, same. Ironing bodies and sleeves, 50 cents per one hundred. Folding, 35 cents per one hundred. Note by Editor: Making a total cost for doing one hundred shirts, aside from washing, marking and drying and other handling, $2.88 per hundred. "The labor on shirts from washroom to bundle room is less than 3 cents-per shirt. Starching collars and cuffs, after dip wheel, 12% cents per one hundred. On all extra fancy work, 10 cents per hour is paid. "Each worker keeps his, or her, own account of...show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123675218X
  • 9781236752185