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  • Don't feel like working today?
  • Look at what you would have had to endure if you had gone to work today in England 156 years ago
  • Does the boss get on your nerves? Does he raise an eye When you spend too much time at lunch ?
  • Leave your desk and talk about un-office matters ? Or…..
  • …… ..get upset when “Sir” asks you to stay after 5 p.m. to finish a letter?
  • LIFE is HARD!
  • “ The Good” “ Old Days”
  • Are Are gone
  • They came back to life recently when an elderly building was bought to the ground by demolition men in England
  • There, among the rubble, was a document, dated 1852 and headed “ Office Staff Practices,”
  • Directed at the clerical staff who had just “benefitted” from the new Labour Laws of those days. It stated:
  • Godliness, Cleanliness, and Punctuality … .are the necessities of a good business.
  • This firm has reduced the hours of work, and the clerical staff will now only have to be present from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m .
  • Daily prayers will be held each morning in the main office . The clerical staff will be present
  • Clothing must be of a sober nature. The clerical staff will not disport themselves in raiment of bright colours.
  • Overshoes and topcoats may not be worn in the office .
  • … ..but neck scarves and headwear may be worn in inclement weather only .
  • A stove is provided for the benefit of the clerical staff .
  • Coal and wood must be kept in the locker.
  • It is recommended that each member of the clerical staff bring four pounds of coal each day during cold weather
  • Talking is not allowed during the hours of Business .
  • No member of the clerical staff may leave the room without permission of Mr. Rogers.
  • The calls of nature are permitted and clerical staff may …….
  • use the garden below the second gate This area must be kept in good order .
  • The craving of tobacco, wines or spirits ……
  • …… a human weakness and as such is forbidden to members of the staff.
  • Now that the hours of business have been drastically reduced the partaking of food……. 7 am to 6 pm
  • …… .is allowed between 11:30 a.m. and noon, but work will not, on any account, cease.
  • Members of the clerical staff will provide their own pens.
  • Mr. Rogers will nominate a senior clerk to be responsible for the cleanliness of the main office and also the private office.
  • All boys and juniors will report to him 40 minutes before prayers and will remain after closing hours for similar work.
  • Brushes, brooms, scrubbers and soap provided by the owners .
  • The owners recognize the generosity of the new labour laws, but expect a great rise in output of work……..
  • …… compensate for these near – utopian conditions.
  • Are you happy with your work, Miss Smith? Or is utopia a little too much for you?
  • … ..don’t you just feel like jumping into your car, drive to work and give your boss a big hug?