New Outlook Volume 88

New Outlook Volume 88

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...not there, somewheres else." I suggested to another girl that a young woman might find herself the better fitted to make her own home comfortable as a result of experience gained in domestic service; but she did not agree. "Livin' out don't help you to make your own home. You wouldn't have the same things to do it wit/2, or the same kind of place to do it in." "I can't see," asserted still another girl, "that livin' out helps you to do 2/zyl/tin' else 1" " But may it not be worth doing just for itself?" I hazarded.. " No," was the girl's uncompromising answer; "it ain't." Not one of the eighty-seven believed that it was or could be made to be. All work was to them but preparation for better work. They again and again bade me remember that domestic service led the. way to no, to them, higher service. Teachers of cooking, they reminded me, were never persons who had ever been employed as cooks. The matrons of training-schools for nurses Whereas, they recalled to my mind, forewomen had, in practically all cases, once been factory girls. There was no shadow of doubt in their minds that to be a forewoman was better than to be a nursemaid; that to teach cooking was more desirable than to be a cook. One may well ask hov this has come to be. We hear, in America, much discussion based on the hypothesis that, whatever may obtain in foreign lands, servants in this country are not content to be servants; that, unlike English and Continental employees, they are dissatisfied with their "station in life." The overwhelming majorities of such employees in the United States are immigrants from Ireland, Sweden, Germany, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 604 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 31mm | 1,061g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236885953
  • 9781236885951