Having received a shockingly high count of zero (0) reports of crime at the complex, they’ve hired a private security firm to patrol Holgate Manor. Tenants have reported to us that these guards have a habit of menacingly hanging around outside apartments where union discussions take place. Members of the immigrant community feel particularly intimidated by their presence.
Taylor was famous for saying that workers would work at the minimum speed that goes unpunished. And that one idea, that workers are intrinsically lazy, became part of our social fabric. Further, he said, it was the job of management to enforce worker performance through threats and punishment. Within a decade or so, Taylor admitted that the whole approach was somewhat “dehumanizing” and that there were probably better ways to manage. But we seem to have never shaken his words out of our heads.