'You and Your Work': Motivational Thoughts From 1948

By J.J. Gould

From the once-indispensable Coronet Instructional Films: A high-school guidance counselor offers words of wisdom for a long-lost economy ...


Three years into the post-WW2 era of consensus and fresh out of high school, Frank Taylor hated his job selling shoes: "It was just 'put shoes away,' day after day. ... Nothing ever broke the routine. All I did was put shoes away." But after receiving what was apparently sound advice at the time, Frank comes to realize that whether you're an airplane pilot, architect, or shoe salesman, long-term job satisfaction is all about attitude.



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