Smithsonian

Quote from a business owner

I regard my people as I regard my machinery. So long as they do my work for what I choose to pay them, I keep them, getting out of them all I can. What they do or how they fare outside my walls I don’t know, nor do I consider it my business to know. They must look out for themselves as I do for myself.

Source: Massachusetts Bureau of Statistics of Labor, Thirteenth Annual Report, 1883.