^ The Nailing Machine
If sympathy for the worker is traditional in the Pernod firm, never has it manifested in the form of interference by the boss in the private life of his subordinates; never has one seen that anxious supervision which amounts to meddling in the slightest details of the life of the worker, to dictate even his political and religious opinions to him. In all cases where discipline in the workplace is not involved, personal freedom is absolutely respected. In becoming owners of the House of Pernod and Sons, Mssrs. Veil-Picard made a point of preserving the philanthropic institutions created by their predecessors, to which they attach the same value as to the manufacturing processes, the improvement of the equipment, and the reputation of the trademark known and appreciated all over the world.