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    1. Godliness, Cleanliness and Punctuality are the necessities of a good business.

    2. This firm has reduced the hours of work, and the Clerical Staff will now only have to be present between the hours of 7am and 6pm on weekdays.

    3. Daily prayers will be held each morning in the Main Office.

    4. The Clerical Staff will not disport themselves in raiment of bright colours; nor will they wear hose, unless in good repair.

    5. Overshoes and top-coats may not be worn in the office, but neck scarves and headwear may be worn in inclement weather.

    6. 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 4lbs of coal each day during cold weather.

    7. No member of the Clerical Staff may leave the room without permission from Mr. Rodger. The calls of nature are permitted and Clerical Staff may use the garden below the second gate.

    8. No talking is allowed during business hours.

    9. The craving of tobacco, wines and spirits is a human weakness and, as such, is forbidden to all members of the Clerical Staff.

    10. Now that [business hours] have been drastically cut, the partaking of food is allowed between 11.30am and noon, but work will not, on any account, cease.
    OK, so they are actually rules from Aberfeldy Water Mill, Scotland, written in 1852, as reported in the Herald.

    "You don't know how lucky you are!"

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    Yeah - not much has changed since then....the working hours look about right and so does the half hour lunch break (at your desk).


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