Those of you who had the pleasure of doing this kind of work appreciated the conditions and methodologies needed to get through a decent ten-hour day (at the time 10-hour days were the norm).
As I struggled to keep up with this back breaking work, my dad would tell me to “take my time, but hurry up.”
I was young, strong and athletically fit. Hurrying up was not problem. Doing it efficiently like my dad and his compatriots was not possible. I didn’t have the wherewithal to “take my time.”