Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Time is money

The first generation of factory workers were taught by their masters the importance of time; the second generation formed their short-time work committees in the ten-hour movement; the third generation struck for overtime or time-and-a-half. They had accepted the categories of their employers and learned to fight back within them. They had learnt their lesson, that time is money, only too well.

E.P. Thompson, 1967

1 comment:

impius said...

Yeah baby!

episis, http://www.economics.harvard.edu/faculty/marglin/files/What_Do_Bosses_Do.pdf