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Manuscript Releases, vol. 5 [Nos. 260-346], Page 2

Refuse to accept slipshod work.... There are some in whose lives defects will always appear because during their apprenticeship they were allowed to do slipshod work.... The learner will make mistakes. This is to be looked for. But as he gains insight into his work, he should make improvement. Tell him that accuracy is expected from him, and never fail to show him that the principles of righteousness which are brought into the business life are to be brought into religious life.—Letter 138, 1901, pp. 9, 10. (To Managers of Review and Herald office, typed October 16, 1901.)

I have seen for a long time that the apprentices in our publishing houses have not received sufficient attention. It is not enough to see that they work the stated number of hours in the office. Connected with their work there should be hours for education. Studies should be taken up and lessons given at appointed times....

The apprentices should be given instruction in bookkeeping. A knowledge of how to keep accounts will be a great help to them personally and a great advantage in their work.—Manuscript 81, 1901, 1, 2. (Talk given to the board of directors of Pacific Press, August 21, 1901.)

The Echo Office [publishing house in Australia] should be a school. Advantages should be provided whereby the workers may learn to do the work in a more perfect way.—Manuscript 43, 1898, 7, 8. (“Remember the Former Things of Old,” March 22, 1898.)

Released January 26, 1971.

MR No. 261—In Manuscript Release No. 1185

MR No. 262—In Testimonies to Southern Africa, pp. 87-89

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