The 1942 guide to hiring women

Oh, it's hilarious . My favorites are those:

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.

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.

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.

And my most favorite one:

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.

You know, what's messed up is that whomever wrote that article probably thought of themselves as someone who is understanding  and sensitive to the needs of women. I wonder though how many people actually used it, and what results it yielded, except maybe hiking employment in the young married fat girl demographic. Hmm…

0 comment on The 1942 guide to hiring women

  1. Louise
    February 28, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    Good to see you back, Sandman!!!

  2. Gila
    February 29, 2008 at 5:10 am

    Glad to see you are back and, presumably, getting through the rough patch.

  3. nomad
    February 29, 2008 at 10:56 am

    “be tactful…”, I doubt that still works in the nowadays globalisation ; it’s rather “STFU or FO”

  4. elengil
    March 8, 2008 at 4:32 am


  5. Sector
    March 13, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    Shiit is happened!(c)Forrest Gump


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