Cutting the Costs of Stenographic Services

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Tri-Arts Press, 1914 - Stenographers - 40 pages
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Page 37 - ... considerably over one-third of a ton weight. Since typewriters vary in touch from a minimum of 5-ounce key pressure to from 12 to 15 ounces, think what a difference, therefore, in physical demand upon the stenographer is just this one feature alone. expenditure of energy up to about 25 pounds per line. In the course of an average day's work of, say, fifty 40-line letters, the variation in the force required to operate two different machines may amount to an aggregate unnecessary and avoidable...
Page 35 - It is the last reason which counts — if the success of the method is measured in increased output. For only by a scientific system of rewards and bonuses will the operation of the measuring systems be made worth while.
Page 35 - There are three reasons why it is advisable to measure stenographic output. The first is that it shows exactly how a stenographer's time is utilized.
Page 26 - Good light is probably best secured by placing the desk of a stenographer so that her back is to the light and the light falls from above and behind.

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