Please refer our previous blog, Blog No. 44, in which we discussed ways and means for overcoming some of the key barriers in ensuring Process Compliance.
Tomorrow is 1st May – International Labor Day or May Day – celebrated to mark the end of the struggle of working masses subjected to painfully long working hours in inhuman working conditions – as a culmination of the eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest! In our country, it was celebrated the first time on the 1st May 1923 in Chennai.
Interestingly, it was an engineer – machine operator – Matthew Maguire, who was the first to propose a Labor Day holiday while serving as the Secretary of the Central Labor Union (CLU)) of New York!
We have talked about “Happy Engineering” in our earlier blogs…and have been earnestly looking for ways and means for making and keeping it this way.
Engineering as a part of gigantic human endeavor has contributed a lot over the last several hundreds of years…It needs to and will contribute much more in a much better way in the time to come.
Let’s use this opportunity of posting today’s blog on pre-International Labor Day to cite a few quotations of a few great minds, which will go a long way in helping us – engineers – to meet the objective that we have set out for ourselves:
Franklin D. Roosevelt – “No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country.”
Martin Luther King Jr – “All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”
Ralph Ransom – “Before the reward there must be labor. You plant before you harvest. You sow in tears before you reap joy.”
Robert Green Ingersoll – “Labor is the only prayer that Nature answers.”
Let both engineering and engineers feel blessed every single day! Happy International Labor Day!
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