The Railroad Telegrapher Volume 19

The Railroad Telegrapher Volume 19

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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: ...dwarfs the soul. They are neither good nor bad. Like Tomlinson, in Kipling's poem, they are neither fit for heaven nor for hell. A new boss arrives, a younger man, maybe, and they are thrust into the outer darkness. I do not condemn their steadiness. I have no scorn for a record of long, faithful work in one rank. Millions of men early in life have found their vocation in small fields, and have cultivated that field and themselves; they have grown great souls in narrow houses. All men are not born to lead, to rule. Leading and ruling is not doing all the good work of the world. I only condemn and scorn that weakness of spirit which allows fear to encompass and control. And of all fears that make for ineffectiveness, the fear of losing a job is the most virulent. A man who has no self--confidence, no self-respect, who does not know that wherever he may be the world will be glad to owe him a living if he but work for that credit on the books, deserves to lose his job, and only the kind fairies can save it for him. The self--respecting man is always Carlable, always valuable. The emPl0)''-1' who does not get this value has defective sight, or is hampered by conditions which force them against his will to separate. The essence of the employer's attitude toward the capable man was shown me years 38 1" conversation with a captain of industry ''l1 had met reverses and was in D001' heaml We were speaking of one who had worked for him, and who was out of employment "He's all right," said the captain. "Ht? has brains and character. Any man would be glad to employ him. I only wish I were well, I'd make money out of him." Oliice politics, shop politics, bosses'. fat/01" itism, more

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  • Paperback | 706 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 36mm | 1,238g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236984471
  • 9781236984470