Electric Railway Accounting; The Monthly Report, The Accounting Department, And The Accountant by Walter Belding Brockway

Electric Railway Accounting; The Monthly Report, The Accounting Department, And The Accountant

byWalter Belding Brockway

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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.1906 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV. TAKING THINGS FOR GRANTED. It is undoubtedly true, as some one has said, that genius is only another name for taking pains; and so it seems, with a contrary result, that failure is often spelled "taking things for granted." From the standpoint of any one who tries to be accurate in his work and the work of his office, and also to the one who is depending upon others for information upon which part of his plans are to be based, there is little that is more aggravating than finding errors which change the probable result, especially if the excuse is given, "I took the figures for granted as being correct." Taking things for granted is not easy to pardon, nor is the rush of business a good excuse, because the business of operating street railways is so thoroughly interdependent in all its parts that a looseness in one is sure to affect the others. Effects have their causes; and, in looking for what could cause the carelessness which is the subject of this chapter, the lines have led to conclusions rather different from those which first impressions would give. That is, the first thought is that the element of "don't care " is so predominant in the make-up of the clerk of to-day that taking things for granted is part of his nature. Yet there are others who, in the commendable desire to be accurate and escape the dangers of mistakes of assumption, go to the other extreme, popularly called "old maidishness." This usually means that the person so afflicted is never 'satisfied that anything is right, even after many times checking. This condition, while usually bringing forth accuracy, nearly always results in a clogging of the machinery of routine to such an extent, that to get results in time to be of any service, estimates have to be made, the evils...

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Title:Electric Railway Accounting; The Monthly Report, The Accounting Department, And The AccountantFormat:PaperbackDimensions:22 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217711928

ISBN - 13:9780217711920

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