Revised and Enlarged Ed. of the Science of Railways; Fiscal Affairs. Collection of Revenue Volume 9

Revised and Enlarged Ed. of the Science of Railways; Fiscal Affairs. Collection of Revenue Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: place or person, that the employer is able to separate the efficient and trustworthy from those who are not. This fact should be borne in mind, and instead of impeding the traveling auditor or co-operating with him in a half-hearted way, incumbents should do all they can to facilitate his work. CHAPTER XIV. INSTALLING AND TRANSFERRING AGENTS. One of the obstacles to be overcome in order to secure efficient accounting is the inertia of inexperienced and unfit men. Every new man installed is an experiment. These experiments have, however, constantly to be made. Old and tried servants leave the service or are promoted; others are required to take their places. The accessions to a force are always unknown quantities and require special supervision. In order to make this effective it is necessary there should be special instructors familiar with station duties and fitted, moreover, to perform the office of teachers. There is less necessity for instructors upon old than new roads; but wherever changes are of frequent occurrence or inexperienced men are installed they are needed. It is unavoidable that unfit men should creep into a service. Sometimes unfitness arises from inexperience and is only temporary. But it is often otherwise. Sometimes the work is so complicated or so great as to require time for even an experienced person to master it. In each of the cases referred to an expert is needed for the purpose of aiding and to advise the appointing officer if the incumbent proves unfit. During the short time a traveling auditor is at a station he has but limited opportunity for observing a new agent. It is manifestly impossible, therefore, that he should be able to judge whether the incumbent can be safely trusted or not. He may form a more

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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236596498
  • 9781236596499