|Great emphasis was placed on employee recruitment, including women to staff “Operator Services.” Here we see an example of a recruitment incentive. (For more on women operators, see the sidebar in our 931 14th Street Building Tour. You can see photos of women operators on the THG Operators page.)|
The Bellboy pager was introduced at the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. It was the first radio-operated paging device and the forerunner of the small pagers in use today.
Here we see the evolution of pagers beginning with the 1962 models.
From the earliest days, the telephone company was safety-minded. Throughout the Bell System, this motto was displayed everywhere: “No job is so important and no service is so urgent that we cannot take time to perform our work safely.”
First-Aid training, safe-driving practices, and safe work procedures were considered essential. They were incorporated into every job description and work practice.
|During the 1930s some of the operating companies sponsored baseball teams. Players were hired as players and did telephone work in the off-season.|