Reports from Her Majesty's Diplomatic and Consular Agents Abroad, Respecting the Condition of the Industrial Classes in Foreign Countries

Reports from Her Majesty's Diplomatic and Consular Agents Abroad, Respecting the Condition of the Industrial Classes in Foreign Countries

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...of consideration and effort. It is, however, afiirmed on the other hand that the evils complained of are the result of the old system, the influence of which has not yet died out, and a great improvement is therefore looked forward to among them in the course of a few years, as education extends its sway. Be that as it may, there is little doubt that the quality of the work executed in the various departments of labour is at present secured by masters appealing not so much to the honour as to the pecuniary interest of their workmen; and now that the struggle for existence has become so severe it is to be feared that few men, either here or elsewhere, would make the same stand against doing bad work that they would against 1 morgen = 06394 acre. accepting bad wages. There is, however, a superior class of workmen in Hamburgh who are credited with the possession of a sense of honour and responsibility in the execution of their duties, namely, the quartiers-leute, or warehousemen, a body of men peculiar to Hamburgh, whose work combines the receiving and delivery of cargoes, and the weighing, assortment, and repacking of goods received from abroad, previous to their transmission _into the interior of Germany or reshipment to foreign countries. There are about 500 or 600 of these men, who work together in companies of four or six men each, employing labourers to help them occasionally. One of the number usually takes the lead and the general responsibility, but is otherwise on an equality with his partners as regards position and share of the proceeds. The co-operation of workmen in this way for the supply of manual labour to the mercantile community is one of the characteristics of Hamburgh, and might with great advantage be introduced into...show more

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  • Paperback | 262 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 472g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236768256
  • 9781236768254