Quotation by Mary Barnett Gilson

How much time, approximately, can a worker in a hectic, speeded-up world give to his work and be a sane, all-round, informed, and recreated citizen? Unless he lives near his work, due allowance must be made for going and coming. Eight hours for sleep and eight hours for family and social life, education, recreation, and other activities which include, in the case of many women workers, keeping house and clothes in order and taking care of a family, and in the case of all workers, occasional visits to dentists and doctors, paying gas bills and the thousand and one other things an increasingly complicated life thrusts upon even the humblest, seem minimal for the "mechanics of living."
Mary Barnett Gilson (1877–?), U.S. factory personnel manager, economist, and educator. What's Past is Prologue, ch. 17 (1940).

The eight-hour workday was adopted at the Clothcrafts factory, where Gilson managed personnel, before it was common throughout industry.
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