National Geographic : 1928 Oct
"He's a Great Boss!" "He's been planning for ' you and the children as well as for me. He wants you to be protected in case anything happens tome. He's agreatboss!" c7 HEN you hear a man refer to his employer as "the boss," or "the chief," study the expression of the speaker's face. If the corners of his mouth turnupabitandahap pier expression comes into his eyes, you may be sure that his boss is kind and considerate. In some businesses it is the boss's privilege and personal pleasure to know by sight, and usually by name or nickname, every one who works for him. And some of the great bosses in America. although they do not have the satisfaction of personal acquaintance, earned the trust and affection of thousands of workers who have never seen them. Perhaps there are still some employers who study ways and means to squeeze pay-rolls to the limit and who consider individuals on the pay-rolls merely as money-making units. But they will be replaced, sooner or later, by bosses who have a better under standing of changing industrial conditions. Men cannot work collectively without have -x , 1. nt; The efforts of employers to provide protection for the families of their employees are bringing a new spirit of good will into industrial relations. Ten thousand employers of labor in the United States and Canada have set up programs whereby their employees may secure insurance under most favorable terms. The necessity of medical examination is eliminated; family history be comes immaterial; so also the occupation of the individual; and cost to employees in each group is equalized. leadership. They ex pect itand want it, but it must be intelligent and above all-fair. Then follows a mutual Interest in the job to be done. When you hear a man in the ranks say "we sold more goods last month than in any previous one" She counts himself not as an individual but part of his organization. Wise leaders, realizing that men cannot do - their best if they are © ,2 ..L..C. worried about family affairs, are glad to plan with them for the com fort and safety of their homes. Cooperation of leaders and workers stretches the buying power of their joint dollars. In many cases it'enables employees of an organization to , get life insurance protection at much less i( than it would cost to buy the same protec tion individually. Employees who have learned that the boss, buying for their en tire group, can get better rates are glad to let him do their buying. 'i ili C ^^lfs;; In this way, hundreds of thousands of families have already secured protection against possible financial disaster-at low cost. There will be more next year and more the year after. Not only that, but when these Group Insurance programs are set up, employees are able to get their insurance at prices much below those available to individuals in the open market. Employers and employees interested in Group protection plans are invited to send for free in formation on Group contracts to Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Dept. 108-N, Madison Avenue, New York City. HALEY FISKE, President. METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY-NEW YORK Biggest in the World,More Assets, More Policyholders, More Insurance in force, More new Insurance eachyear "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."