Henry Ford was the first Industrial giant to give…

fordHenry Ford was the first Industrial giant to give his workers both Saturday and Sunday off, in hope that it would encourage more leisure use of automobiles, and thus popularizing the idea of the “weekend”. On top of the improvements he made to the working man’s wages and work week, he also had created the Ford Sociological Department that would “make unannounced visits to employees’ homes, questioning wives and neighbors, to make certain the extra money was not being frittered away. ‘It will cost a man his job to have the odor of beer, wine, or liquor on his breath or have any of these intoxicants in his home,’ Ford employees were warned.”

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