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11 ways to a Happy Female Employee


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  • 11 ways to a Happy Female Employee

    This just cracked me up. We've come a long way, baby!

    The following is an excerpt from the July 1943 issue of Mass
    Transportation. This was serious and written for male
    supervisors of women in the work force during World War II -
    a mere 54 years ago!

    Eleven Tips on Getting More Efficiency Out of Women

    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

    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 employees 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.

    War is over if you want it...

    Peace - Love - Mickey Mouse

  • #2
    Re: 11 ways to a Happy Female Employee

    wow, that's so amazing! thank god we burned our bras and got our way!

    ^clicky clicky^


    • #3
      Re: 11 ways to a Happy Female Employee

      Well, at least #9 is true. Ridiculing employees is bad.

      Unusually and exceedingly peculiar and altogether quite impossible to describe...


      • #4
        Re: 11 ways to a Happy Female Employee

        #12. Pay them lots of money!

        This has been a Filmways presentation dahling.


        • #5
          Re: 11 ways to a Happy Female Employee

          Originally posted by Morrigoon
          Well, at least #9 is true. Ridiculing employees is bad.
          The place where I used to work, my boss used to ridicule employees all the time. It took a lot of strength I didn't know I had to hang on to that job and not quit until I found something else which I like a helluva lot better.


          Hit 'em where it hurts..right in the sales aisle.Help support the 'girl-cotting' of A&F. Pass the word..tell your mom,your sister,your wife and girlfriends.Show your support for women everywhere by supporting the girl-cotting of Abercrombie.


          • #6
            Re: 11 ways to a Happy Female Employee

            Unbelievable. Numbers 6-9 in particular make me wanna slap someone.
            I give myself very good advice, but I very seldom follow it.
            That explains the trouble that I'm always in...


            • #7
              Re: 11 ways to a Happy Female Employee

              I can't believe nobody's complained about #4 yet!

              Unusually and exceedingly peculiar and altogether quite impossible to describe...


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