"We were on a trip, driving someplace, and we were talking about the high salary that Sam was earning,and about all the money and benefits that he was paying the officers of the company in order to keep histop people. He explained that the people in the stores didn't get any of those benefits, and I think it wasthe first time I realized how little the company was doing for them. I suggested to him that unless thosepeople were on board, the top people might not last long either. I remember it because he didn't reallyappreciate my point of view at that time. Later on, I could tell he was thinking about it, and when hebought it, he really bought it."It may be true that our skirmishes with the Retail Clerks and some other unions along thewayconstruction unions at our building sites, and the Teamsters at our distribution centershelped hurryalong our thinking in this direction. The unions, who don't seem to like our company muchmaybebecause they've never had any luck organizing uswant everyone to believe they're the only reason we'veever done anything good for any of our associates. The truth is, once we started experimenting with thisidea of treating our associates as partners, it didn't take long to realize the enormous potential it had forimproving our business. And it didn't take the associates long to figure out how much better off theywould be as the company did better. The dinner-table was covered with flowers鈥擬ar茅chal Niel and Gloire de Dijon roses鈥攂ut enormous, as big as saucers, and of such a texture, such a colour! a tissue of frost and light; and round the table, which was loaded with silver plate, were grey and red uniforms. Strains of music were wafted in through the open windows from the regimental band playing slow waltz-tunes a little way off. 久久综合久久鬼色|久久女婷五月综合色啪|色久久好|色久久综合视频本道88 鈥淥h, Bob,鈥?said Maggie, smiling faintly, 鈥測ou鈥檙e a very good friend to me. But I shouldn鈥檛 like to punish any one, even if they鈥檇 done me wrong; I鈥檝e done wrong myself too often.鈥? Those who are anxious to do something directly to improve the condition of the slave, can do it in no way so directly as by elevating the condition of the free colored people around them, and taking every pains to give them equal rights and privileges.