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lated to "the boss" that they should dress in unique apparel. It does not tend to harmony in the store or factory.
2. Punctuality is a minor matter, but yet important. There are really two kinds of employees: those who sell their time and those who sell their brains. (Of course, those who sell their time are supposed to have brains to offer, too.) The one who sells his time must be true to his working hours. The expert who sells his brains may do work in an hour that means more for the concern than the full day's work of everyone else in the office. When he gives that hour he really also gives his years of schooling, training, and experience. But you fall into the other class. Your time is the major thing you have to offer. So, be prompt, in the mornings and after lunch, and don't spend your last hour in the day glued to the clock, or the last half hour getting ready to go home.
3. The manner of the young employee is much. It should be interested, because, especially if he be a school boy, wherever he is employed, he has much to learn. It should be alert, because he is on trial and is already competing with somebody else who is hunting for a job. It should be obliging, because no matter what he is paid it is probably more, at the start, than he is worth. It should be cheery, because that helps every one in the office.
4. The young workman ought to be loyal to his employer and his employment. This means that he will honestly and patiently try to do what he is told, if it is something that it is honest and fair for him to do. Of course, loyalty is a mutual word, and implies a requirement from the employer as well as from the employee. In an ideal world the interests of employer and employee will be one. They are already in the best business houses. But to-day the employer has an advantage over his working people, especially those who are inexperienced and unskilled. A few use this advantage unfairly. A mutual relation of loyalty requires that an employee shall do his work well and that his employer shall pay him the full sum of his agreed wages promptly. For either to fail in his part of this agreement would be disloyalty to the other. Few employers to-day forget this fundamental of loyalty, but many young