Today, some of our company's critics would like everybody to believe we started our profit-sharingprogram and other benefits merely as a way to stave off union organizing. The traditional version of whathappened is that the Retail Clerks union organized a strike against us when we opened store number 20in Clinton, Missouri, and another one when we opened store number 25 in Mexico, Missouri, and that inresponse to those troubles we started all these programs to keep the unions out. A BALLAD. We stay in the air to keep our ear to the ground. Our whole travel system is really an outgrowth of theway I managed those nine stores back in 1960 when I said I didn't want to grow anymore. Back then, asyou now know, I would get in my old Tri-Pacer and fly to those stores once a week to find out what wasselling and what wasn't, what the competition was up to, what kind of job our managers were doing,what the stores were looking like, what the customers had on their minds. Of course, I have continued tovisit stores almost constantly ever since, and it is the part of my job I enjoy the most, the part where I feelI make the greatest contribution, but with almost two thousand stores today, a lot of other folks have toget in on the act with me. 鈥楢nd if there were troubles, I suspect that we Missionaries would run a better chance than other Europeans, we have such numbers of friends amongst the heathen.... Just fancy鈥攐ur Bible-woman and her husband are actually collecting money from Hindus and Muhammadans for our Church! A poor woman gave some barley. If you were to hear all the polite little speeches, and see all the smiles that pass between Missionary and Natives, you would not expect us to be afraid. A Missionary in any case should have nothing to do with fear,鈥攊t is dishonouring to the Master. 日本三级_香港三级_三级片网站_成人网_成人电影,欧美高清整片在线观看? I like them just like they are. We sure as heck won't win any interior decorating awards, but they're allwe need, and they must be working fine. Just ask our shareholders. The End Chapter 5 Raising a Family My sacrifice will not be made for nought.