routine production

Routine Production Service

Routine production service "entail[s] the kinds of repetitive tasks performed by the old foot soldiers of American capitalism in the high-volume enterprise" (Reich, p. 174). These jobs include traditional blue-collar positions and also a number of white-collar jobs -- "foremen, line managers, clerical supervisors, section chiefs -- involving repetitive checks on subordinates' work and the enforcement of standard operating procedures" (p. 174). These workers are valued for their ability to follow rules, remain loyal to a company, and work accurately and quickly.

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