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Subject:Just in case your company is looking to hire...
Time:07:42 pm
Here are a few tips from an actual 1943 publication on how to hire women.  Honest to God, no shit, advise on how to select and retain female employees.  This has been scanned and sent by a friend of a friend, so the quality isn't the greatest, but it is well worth reading and then thanking any deity you like that things actually have improved in the past 65 years.   I have this posted outside my office at work and every woman who's read it has cackled with laughter.

Who knew taking breaks to reapply my lipstick would improve my morale so much?


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crystalheaven
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Time:2008-04-09 02:58 am (UTC)
*chokes*

I need to print this and give it to my boss (who is also a woman). *snerk*

Oh, the reactions we're going to get from this at the store...
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2008-04-09 01:34 pm (UTC)
Hope she enjoys it. The reaction from the women I work with has been priceless.
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morebliss
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Time:2008-04-09 04:03 am (UTC)
That made this husky girl laugh! Would say more, but I'm off to wash my hands again - it makes me feel so gosh darn confident.
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2008-04-09 01:35 pm (UTC)
Doesn't though? If only I'd known about that little clue sooner, I'd be CEO by now. *G*
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vecturist
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Time:2008-04-09 04:20 am (UTC)
I'm not sure if I find this funny or offensive - although I do have a statement from the 1920s about why women shouldn't study botany (the blatant display of various reproductive parts might be too corrupting for delicate minds) and stories of going on collecting trips with *gasp* chaperones since young female college students could not go off campus with a male prof....
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2008-04-09 01:38 pm (UTC)
I went to Beloit College, which is a small liberal arts college in Wisconsin. When I was there in the 80s I lived on a co-ed floor in the dorm, but one of professors told us about when he went there in the late 50s and how he would babysit for one of his professors. He'd actually go and relieve one of the female students at 9:30 because women had a 10:00 curfew but the men didn't have one at all. And about how a young couple were caught off campus fooling around and she was expelled and he had a stern talking to. As the ad says, we've come a long way, baby!
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krysalys
Subject:Holy shit, NO FRICKIN WAY
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Time:2008-04-09 08:00 pm (UTC)
My bosses' daughter graduated from Beloit.
O.o
SWEET.
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liketheriverrun
Subject:Re: Holy shit, NO FRICKIN WAY
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Time:2008-04-10 03:07 am (UTC)
Considering how small Beloit is, that really is pretty incredible. I think my graduating class had less than 250 people in it. But it's a great school and I loved it. Actually, my husband's mother's best friend's mother (convoluted enough for you???) graduated from Beloit back in the 30s I think. So that was pretty cool when I got to meet her!
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sobelle
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Time:2008-04-09 04:35 am (UTC)
It really is amazing how much has transpired in the work place in a relatively short span of time. I started out in the job market in 1966, before anti-sexual harassment and anti-discrimination had become laws.

Seriously, I quit jobs because I wouldn't fuck/blow the boss. And then there was that having to make the coffee and toady to the men and smile and tolerate their sexual innuendos and pats to my bottom.

Women's work life is much better but still has far to go to reach true equality.

Saving this and sending on to my other ~old~ women friends!! :)
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2008-04-09 01:41 pm (UTC)
I was forunate enough to skip the years with the most blatant forms of sexism, although I had one job between college and grad school over the summer... worked in a Waffle House as a waitress to make some quick cash. And the manager intentionally gave me a blouse one size too small to wear for my uniform (I'm rather well endowed). It was amazing how men would comment on my breast, like I'd just whip them out for them if they complimented them. Snort! They are such stupid creatures sometimes.
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astridv
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Time:2008-04-09 08:39 am (UTC)
*snorfle* That's almost too ridiculous to be offended.
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2008-04-09 01:43 pm (UTC)
It really does seem almost like a parody or something... like it couldn't be real. And yet, I have no doubt it is. Guess it just goes to show how lucky we are these days, although nowhere near where we should be.
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2008-04-09 01:48 pm (UTC)
We have almost the opposite problem where I work now. We do a great deal of environmental remediation, etc and require annual physicals for a large part of our work force. The company came out with this announcement a few years ago... we're going to start paying for an annual prostate sceen; isn't that great! All us women were sitting around looking at each other thinking, gee, too bad I don't have one of those. *G* Then someone asked, are you going to reimburse us for our PAP smears or our mamograms? Well, no because those aren't done in-house. I've also dealt with insurance not paying for BC pills but as soon as the big V came on the market, you better believe it was paid for. But, yes, thank god they aren't treating my female weaknesses. ::roll eyes::
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krysalys
Subject:*chokes and spits drink at monitor*
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Time:2008-04-09 07:57 pm (UTC)
*howls and falls off chair laughing hysterically*
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liketheriverrun
Subject:Re: *chokes and spits drink at monitor*
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Time:2008-04-10 03:03 am (UTC)
It really it insane, isn't it?
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chrissdream
Subject:article
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Time:2008-04-10 01:28 am (UTC)
Awesome. That was really great.We have come so far.
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liketheriverrun
Subject:Re: article
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Time:2008-04-10 03:05 am (UTC)
It's pretty scary just how far we really have come... although I have no doubt it is the men's perception of what we women are capable of more than what we can do that has really changed. *G*
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titc
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Time:2008-04-10 07:56 am (UTC)
8/ Yes, I wash my hands several times a day.
wow, I'm so girly!
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2008-04-11 02:15 am (UTC)
Yes, who knew good hygeine was a feminine weakness?
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moria_mine
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Time:2008-04-22 04:04 am (UTC)
...Wow. I just almost don't know what to say to these. Some of them are laughable. #6 actually broke past laughable into "stroke-inducing fury" territory.
And #4 prompted the instant reaction of "Special examinations covering *female conditions*? Buddy, try it and you're gonna LOSE that fucking hand!" Of course the instant reaction was followed up by rational thought that left me wondering...what the hell did they actually expect to *find* in one of these examinations?

My totally evil, evil self really wants to bring the author of this article forward in time and drop his ass smack in the middle of a radical, militant feminist rally, when they're at the height of a man-hating fervor and sit back to watch what happens while cackling gleefully all the while.
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2008-04-22 04:34 am (UTC)
It really does boggle, doesn't it? My grandmother's grew up during this, hell, one of them was a Rosie the Riveter in an airplane factory during WWII (she was one of the few who were small enough to fit in the nose of the plane and tighten the bolts). And knowing the type of women they were, I'm amazed that anyone would even *think* they needed to hand hold them like they were toddlers. All I can say if thank God for them, and other women like them, who suffered through this BS and made it much easier for us today.
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vasaris
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Time:2008-08-15 10:01 am (UTC)
Of course the instant reaction was followed up by rational thought that left me wondering...what the hell did they actually expect to *find* in one of these examinations?

Hate to point out the obvious: Pregnancy.
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