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Snakes & Guidelines [May. 25th, 2008|12:09 pm]
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Eleven actual tips for hiring women, in 1943
Eleven Tips on Getting More Efficiency Out of Women Employees: There's no longer any question whether transit companies should hire women for jobs formerly held by men. The draft and manpower shortage has settled that point. The important things now are to select the most efficient women available and how to use them to the best advantage.

Here are eleven helpful tips on the subject from Western Properties:

1. Pick young married women. They usually have more of a sense of responsibility than their unmarried sisters, they're less likely to be flirtatious, they need the work or they wouldn't be doing it, they still have the pep and interest to work hard and to deal with the public efficiently.

2. When you have to use older women, try to get ones who have worked outside the home at some time in their lives. Older women who have never contacted the public have a hard time adapting themselves and are inclines to be cantankerous and fussy. It's always well to impress upon older women the importance of friendliness and courtesy.

3. General experience indicates that "husky" girls - those who are just a little on the heavy side - are more even tempered and efficient than their underweight sisters.

4. Retain a physician to give each woman you hire a special physical examination - one covering female conditions. This step not only protects the property against the possibilities of lawsuit, but reveals whether the employee-to-be has any female weaknesses which would make her mentally or physically unfit for the job.

5. Stress at the outset the importance of time the fact that a minute or two lost here and there makes serious inroads on schedules. Until this point is gotten across, service is likely to be slowed up.

6. Give the female employee a definite day-long schedule of duties so that they'll keep busy without bothering the management for instructions every few minutes. Numerous properties say that women make excellent workers when they have their jobs cut out for them, but that they lack initiative in finding work themselves.

7. Whenever possible, let the inside employee change from one job to another at some time during the day. Women are inclined to be less nervous and happier with change.

8. Give every girl an adequate number of rest periods during the day. You have to make some allowances for feminine psychology. A girl has more confidence and is more efficient if she can keep her hair tidied, apply fresh lipstick and wash her hands several times a day.

9. Be tactful when issuing instructions or in making criticisms. Women are often sensitive; they can't shrug off harsh words the way men do. Never ridicule a woman - it breaks her spirit and cuts off her efficiency.

10. Be reasonably considerate about using strong language around women. Even though a girl's husband or father may swear vociferously, she'll grow to dislike a place of business where she hears too much of this.

11. Get enough size variety in operator's uniforms so that each girl can have a proper fit. This point can't be stressed too much in keeping women happy. 


( Sorry I didn't post yesterday. I thought I'd post something doubly offensive today to make up for it. ;) )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agBMxX1SeJo&e

And a baby with a cobra. WTH!!?! This may freak you out. The baby's fine, but.. scary.
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[User Picture]From: monicarnsg
2008-05-25 05:15 pm (UTC)
Number 3 and 4, what?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-25 05:31 pm (UTC)
I know, right!?!
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[User Picture]From: marguerlucy
2008-05-25 05:16 pm (UTC)
HAHAHA.

Right now I'm trying to do home improvements, and while standing on the toilet to strip wall paper, I slipped and the toilet seat cover broke.

I'm feeling less than female-empowered at the moment.

Thank you for posting. times have changed!!...er...right?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-25 05:31 pm (UTC)
LOL! Oh dear!! *hugs* Glad you're okay!!

And haha. Mostly. ;)
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[User Picture]From: veronica_rich
2008-05-25 05:17 pm (UTC)
3. General experience indicates that "husky" girls - those who are just a little on the heavy side - are more even tempered and efficient than their underweight sisters.

Translation: They won't be interrupted every 15 minutes by a horny boss or other male distraction wanting to crawl up between their legs, and can actually get something *done*.
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From: christinaathena
2008-05-25 05:21 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that translation sounds about right.
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From: christinaathena
2008-05-25 05:21 pm (UTC)
Quick repliers today! ^_^
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-25 05:32 pm (UTC)
Right? I blinked and suddenly my emailbox was jumping. lol
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[User Picture]From: pantsie
2008-05-25 05:25 pm (UTC)
"You have to make some allowances for feminine psychology."

Indeed, lest the inmates take over the asylum.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-25 05:33 pm (UTC)
LOL. Precisely. ;)
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[User Picture]From: cicada77
2008-05-25 05:27 pm (UTC)
**wipes tears**

Quite a few of those had me bursting out laughing (and caused my cats to look at me like I'm crazy).

THanks!
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From: theeinherjar
2008-05-25 05:30 pm (UTC)
Wow this makes me want to smack people for blatant stupidity
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-25 05:34 pm (UTC)
Guidelines or cobra-baby?
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[User Picture]From: ginahelen
2008-05-25 05:37 pm (UTC)
Oh wow. I'm so glad I wasn't looking for work in 1943.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-25 05:38 pm (UTC)
I know, right? lol.

Brothel here I come! ;)
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-05-25 05:50 pm (UTC)
9. Be tactful when issuing instructions or in making criticisms. Women are often sensitive; they can't shrug off harsh words the way men do. Never ridicule a woman - it breaks her spirit and cuts off her efficiency.

LOL...my job has broken my spirit!!!
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[User Picture]From: witchylatina
2008-05-25 05:51 pm (UTC)
I forgot to log in again! Sorry!
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[User Picture]From: witchylatina
2008-05-25 05:50 pm (UTC)
9. Be tactful when issuing instructions or in making criticisms. Women are often sensitive; they can't shrug off harsh words the way men do. Never ridicule a woman - it breaks her spirit and cuts off her efficiency.

LOL...my job has broken my spirit!!!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-25 05:54 pm (UTC)
That cracked me up. ;)
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[User Picture]From: wafflelips
2008-05-25 06:04 pm (UTC)
Wow, that list is damn offensive.

8. Give every girl an adequate number of rest periods during the day. You have to make some allowances for feminine psychology. A girl has more confidence and is more efficient if she can keep her hair tidied, apply fresh lipstick and wash her hands several times a day.

This one just baffles me.

And the video...um, wow. Are cobras just not as scary as I think they are?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-25 06:05 pm (UTC)
It's definitely offensive, but I think it's fascinating, in a histrical sense.

And yes cobras are very scary. I;m sure this one had the poison taken from it's fangs, but what the hell kind of parent videotapes their baby with a cobra in the first place?!
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[User Picture]From: watergal
2008-05-25 06:29 pm (UTC)
I want to be the physician retained to examine men for potential male weaknesses that could result in workplace lawsuits. We would either have a sudden severe shortage in the workforce or a rapid surge in castrations, methinks. ;)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-25 06:29 pm (UTC)
LOL. haha. Love it. ;)
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[User Picture]From: happyfriday
2008-05-25 06:29 pm (UTC)
Even though it is offensive there is a lot of truth to 8-11, in my opinion anyway.

I always feel better when I've had a break from whatever I've been doing and do a better job knowing I'll get a break.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-25 06:30 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I agree with that too. Not all the wording choices, but there is some truth to it.
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[User Picture]From: zoombinilover
2008-05-25 07:36 pm (UTC)
1. My mom sent me the hiring women info in its original newsletter format. Crazy.

2. Gotta love the people in the background freaking out at the very end of that video. That's really scary.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-05-25 07:40 pm (UTC)
I would love to see it in it's newsletter form! Can you email it to me if you still have it? Thanks darling!

And yeah, seeeriously scary.
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[User Picture]From: frontdoorangel
2008-05-25 07:43 pm (UTC)
"Numerous properties say that women make excellent workers when they have their jobs cut out for them, but that they lack initiative in finding work themselves."

This was probably the part that I found most offensive. However, in general the whole bit made me want to time travel to 1943 and ferociously emasculate any male in the nearby vicinity...then again perhaps if I go and primp my hair and freshen up my lipstick I'll feel all better.
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