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C. and E. Marshall Co. Operates On 40 Hour - 5 Day Week

From The American Horologist and Jeweler magazine, July, 1946

C. and E. Marshall Co. Operates On 40 Hour - 5 Day Week


In order to give its employees an entire week end in which to relax and enjoy their favorite sports and hobbies, the C. and E.

Marshall Co. is now operating on a 40-hour, 5-day week basis. Along with the shorter work week, employees receive the same salaries as on the longer week basis, which means a 30 per cent increase for male employees and a 15 per cent increase for female employees, who work a shorter week.
Factory employees are now operating on a 47-hour schedule, instead of the 57-hour schedule maintained during the war. The entire company operated on a longer schedule during the war in order to fulfill their commitments of tools to the United States government . . . tools used by the government throughout the world. And also to supply their old and valued customers as efficiently as before the war. Now the company believes their employees have earned the opportunity of enjoying each week end as a vacation. 


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