Tag Archives: Industrial Revolution

Piecework

Once upon a time I worked in a factory (Actually more than one). I recall watching a punch-press operator doing his thing. The punch-press was a very large and cumbersome hydraulic/electric machine. The operator would place a piece of sheet … Continue reading

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Sex Talk

Being as I am an eclectic and habitual reader of practically anything under my nose, I happened upon a rather odd and unusual magazine way back in 1977. If memory serves it was called PM or Personnel Management Magazine. In … Continue reading

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Those Swarthy Fellas in the Corner Booth

If you walk into a restaurant at an off hour of the day very often you may espy a small group of men seated in a corner booth, engaged in quiet consultation. They have no drinks or food platters before … Continue reading

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