Saleswomen in Mercantile Stores, Baltimore 1909 Elizabeth Beardsley Butler

ISBN: 9781116307900

Published: December 4th 2009

Hardcover

256 pages


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Saleswomen in Mercantile Stores, Baltimore 1909  by  Elizabeth Beardsley Butler

Saleswomen in Mercantile Stores, Baltimore 1909 by Elizabeth Beardsley Butler
December 4th 2009 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 256 pages | ISBN: 9781116307900 | 6.68 Mb

Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER II SEATS FOR SALESWOMEN WELL planned store construction isMorePurchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free.

This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER II SEATS FOR SALESWOMEN WELL planned store construction is fundamental to comfort as to health, and within the large lines laid down for floor arrangement, lighting, heating, and ventilating, come minor conveniences almost if not quite as important. Seats behind counters, the number and location of toilet rooms, the provision of cloak rooms, the location and equipment of lunch rooms,?all these figure in determining the desirability of a place of employment. Seats for use in spare moments are essential to the health of workingwomen.

The physical strain caused by long hours in a standing position admits of no question, and the cost of such physical strain to the individual has become a matter of social concern. Although in some factories it may be necessary for operatives to stand, the occupation of selling goods is clearly one in which standing is not continuously necessary. In mercantile houses there are hours daily when saleswomen may be seated without neglect of duty, and in recognition of this, the laws of 37 states make specific requirement that seats for saleswomen shall be provided.

Opportunity for such rest as is possible under the conditions of the work is made imperative in Maryland by legislation. Since 1896 the state law has required seats to be provided for saleswomen. The law reads:f All proprietors or owners of any retail, jobbing or wholesale dry goods store, notions, millinery or any other business where any female help are employed for the purpose of serving the public in the capacity of clerks or salesladies, shall provide a chair or stool for each one of such female help or clerks, in order that during such period as they are not actively engaged in making sales or taking stock they may have an opportunity for rest.

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