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Preacher
06-29-2009, 07:51 PM
So my wife comes into my office places this on my desk... We sure have come a long way since then.
1943 Guide to Hiring Women

The following is an excerpt from the July 1943 issue of Transportation Magazine. This was written for male supervisors of women in the work force during World War II.
"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 inclined 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."


And yes, it is true... http://www.snopes.com/language/document/hiringwomen.asp

revefsreleets
06-30-2009, 09:09 AM
Seems pretty much like wisdom for the ages (Ducks)...

HometownGal
06-30-2009, 10:53 AM
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.

Pfffft. I've worked with more over-sensitive male lawyers over the years than I have with female co-workers. :chuckle:

Never ridicule a woman - it breaks her spirit and cuts off her efficiency.


And - you may end up with a desk lamp over your head or peeing out of your ears especially if she's PMS'ing. :horror: :laughing:

Preacher
06-30-2009, 03:55 PM
Pfffft. I've worked with more over-sensitive male lawyers over the years than I have with female co-workers. :chuckle:



And - you may end up with a desk lamp over your head or peeing out of your ears especially if she's PMS'ing. :horror: :laughing:

:chuckle:

I definitely had a laugh at some of these.

Dino 6 Rings
06-30-2009, 05:35 PM
I'd actually argue that those are all valid points and ideas TODAY, let alone 1943.

HometownGal
06-30-2009, 07:44 PM
I'd actually argue that those are all valid points and ideas TODAY, let alone 1943.

:pin: :pin: :pin:

(Substitutes desk lamp for rolling pin) :chuckle:

Texasteel
06-30-2009, 08:50 PM
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.



And a guy will spend 20 minute in the john taking a :poop:

stillers4me
06-30-2009, 09:37 PM
I don't even know where to start............................................. ..... :chuckle:

Godfather
06-30-2009, 09:44 PM
Never ridicule a woman - it breaks her spirit and cuts off her efficiency.

That should be standard for both men and women in any workplace.

Dino 6 Rings
07-01-2009, 09:42 AM
That should be standard for both men and women in any workplace.

Disagree, Chicks aren't tough. And as for Men, "there's no crying in baseball" Toughen up and deal with the harsh words. Girls are soft and sensative and need padded on the back while men can deal with a swift kick in the assss.

Hammer67
07-01-2009, 10:48 AM
Speaking for every woman I've dated or even known, including family, I can attest to just one of those being true:

"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."

For some reason, women just don't take constructive criticism all that well. I mean, we all know the "do I look fat?" trapping question?

AllD
07-01-2009, 07:00 PM
Many of the mentioned are now considered discriminatory, but I still agree with the top 2.

stillers4me
07-01-2009, 07:55 PM
Disagree, Chicks aren't tough. And as for Men, "there's no crying in baseball" Toughen up and deal with the harsh words. Girls are soft and sensative and need padded on the back while men can deal with a swift kick in the assss.

I'll show you a swift kick .......:kick:

:chuckle:

JEFF4i
07-01-2009, 11:28 PM
Well, I just tried these and they didn't improve my wife's efficiency at the dishes at all!

Preacher
07-02-2009, 02:26 AM
Well, I just tried these and they didn't improve my wife's efficiency at the dishes at all!

:rofl:

HometownGal
07-02-2009, 07:29 AM
For some reason, women just don't take constructive criticism all that well. I mean, we all know the "do I look fat?" trapping question?

And we ladies all know the "was it good?" trapping question. :flap::chuckle:

BlastFurnace
07-02-2009, 08:38 AM
Disagree, Chicks aren't tough. And as for Men, "there's no crying in baseball" Toughen up and deal with the harsh words. Girls are soft and sensative and need padded on the back while men can deal with a swift kick in the assss.

From my point of view, I disagree with you on this one.

Our SVP is a friend of mine and is a woman. She's usually the one kicking people...including the men...in the butt to get moving.

She's a tough, driven person. We don't mess with her.

Hammer67
07-02-2009, 12:22 PM
And we ladies all know the "was it good?" trapping question. :flap::chuckle:

That's just it...most guys don't care if it was or wasn't!! :laughing:

Dino 6 Rings
07-02-2009, 03:10 PM
From my point of view, I disagree with you on this one.

Our SVP is a friend of mine and is a woman. She's usually the one kicking people...including the men...in the butt to get moving.

She's a tough, driven person. We don't mess with her.

Well sure but she would have been a Head Nurse during WWII. See so she's still be in a position of power, that was her personality. But over all, most women should just stay home, raise the kids and have supper ready for when the High Wage Earning Husband comes home from work.

But alas, she, woman, has ruined it by watering down the worker pool.

HometownGal
07-02-2009, 03:43 PM
That's just it...most guys don't care if it was or wasn't!! :laughing:

LOL - true dat. :chuckle: However, if they want a repeat performance, a "yes" to the trap question would be in their best interests. :wink02:

Preacher
07-02-2009, 05:09 PM
LOL - true dat. :chuckle: However, if they want a repeat performance, a "yes" to the trap question would be in their best interests. :wink02:

:tap: Yes, that dress DOES make your butt look fat ?

How does that help anything? :hunch:



:chuckle: (running for cover)

JEFF4i
07-02-2009, 05:20 PM
You know what my problem is? I didn't marry a husky girl, shoulda done that, she'd be more efficient I think.

*runs and hides*

HometownGal
07-02-2009, 05:38 PM
:tap: Yes, that dress DOES make your butt look fat ?

How does that help anything? :hunch:



:chuckle: (running for cover)

You know what I meant. :buttkick:

You'd better run. :chuckle:

Preacher
07-02-2009, 05:40 PM
You know what I meant. :buttkick:

You'd better run. :chuckle:

Just don't email Mrs. Preacher please!! :laughing: