Thursday, March 6, 2008

Oh How Times Have Changed

Recently a 1943 article with advice on hiring women was republished. If this article was written today you can bet several people would sue. The tips are sexist to say the least but reading them today I can't help but laugh. Here are some of the highlights...
"General experience indicates that "husky" girls-those who are a little on the heavy side- are more even tempered and efficient than their underweight sisters."
"Never ridicule a woman it breaks her spirit and ruins her efficiency."
"Older women who have never contacted the public have a hard time adapting themselves and are inclined to be cantankerous and fussy."
"Give the female employee a definite day-long schedule of duties so that they'll keep busy without bothering management every few minutes."
If a company issued these tips about hiring women today they would be slapped with a lawsuit in a blink of an eye, oh how times have changed!

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