Extracts From Chordal's Letters; Comprising The Choicest Selections From The Series Of Articles Entitled "extracts From Chordal's Letters," Which Have by James Waring See

Extracts From Chordal's Letters; Comprising The Choicest Selections From The Series Of Articles…

byJames Waring See

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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. 1909 Excerpt: ...miles from the nearest slotting machine. He knows he can't do this job, and is smart enough to tell you so. This man is no machinist at all. He served a five years' apprenticeship, and worked eight years in one of the best shops in the United States, but he is actually of less value than your youngest cub. You put the case to him fairly; tell him you need men and like his looks, and that if he can point out any work in the shop which he can do properly, you will be glad to keep him. He feels badly; and after looking around, decides that he can't do what the poorest men in the shop are doing. He will do one of two things: If he's a coward, without any coarse grit in him, he will abandon the " machinist" trade and tramp back to Hotchkiss and beg for a job on that shafting lathe. If he has the right stuff in him, he will start in apd learn the trade. He has sense and experience and don't need to commence just like a boy. He can start anywhere he chooses, at such wages as his work shows he earns, and increase his wages as he increases his value. You go into one of these rough-andtumble shops and watch a man at a lathe. He whistles and sings and skylarks and smokes, maybe, and does a hundred other things which the high and mighty think ought to send a man to the penitentiary. But don't that chap do the work, though! Don't he earn and get good wages, and don't the proprietor make more out of him every day than the high and mighty do out of three men who were brought up to use every modern facility, and who are stumped if one of the aforesaid facilities happens to get broken. Watch this outre machinist as he works. He runs an eighteeninch lathe, perhaps, and the work brought to him might well be, and, in a better fixed shop would be, distributed among bi...

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Title:Extracts From Chordal's Letters; Comprising The Choicest Selections From The Series Of Articles…Format:PaperbackDimensions:98 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:May 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021771692X

ISBN - 13:9780217716925

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