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(I Heart Chaos)   Who knew that hiring a woman could be so complicated? Handy guide from 1943 on handling the emotional minefield that are female employees   (iheartchaos.com) divider line
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2008-02-23 07:45:54 PM  
Remember to give them a slap on the ass to show them you appreciate all their hard work.
 
2008-02-23 07:56:41 PM  
...and after WWII ended?
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Get back home and iron my shirt biatch!
 
2008-02-23 08:03:55 PM  
Fantastic, here come the dateless.
 
2008-02-23 08:04:08 PM  
And not allowed to hire my secretaries any more. Really.
 
2008-02-23 08:12:10 PM  
Huh -- and it's legit, too. Go, 1943!
 
2008-02-23 08:17:07 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.

Oh lawd, I was having trouble picking one to comment on. All of them are priceless. Truly, the Greatest Generation. All that and whuppin the Axis asses too. You rawk grandpa!
 
2008-02-23 08:18:31 PM  
So what part of this is inaccurate? Just because it's sexist doesn't mean it's false.
 
2008-02-23 08:21:59 PM  
You know what else they did in 43?

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I love that shiat! I have the authentic attire and all. Those were the days, boys and girls.

/Hepcat
 
2008-02-23 08:24:10 PM  
There's a certain amount of truth in those 11 tenets. Funny thing though, nearly across the board, they equally apply to men.

/not whipped, but wary
 
2008-02-23 08:27:12 PM  
spacechicken170am: So what part of this is inaccurate? Just because it's sexist doesn't mean it's false.

As a chick I can say the majority of that shiat is true. The only one I had fault with is the one about 'that time of the month'. While some women feel and act like the gates of hell have just opened... other chicks can just deal and you would never even know if they were on their period unless they said something.

/can't wait to see people telling me off for being honest.
//What? I like clean hands. I could care less about my hair and make up though. That shiat stays put.
 
2008-02-23 08:28:49 PM  
My last post made a heck of a lot of sense... Sorry.
 
2008-02-23 08:29:21 PM  
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."

I can certainly appreciate #11

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2008-02-23 08:30:38 PM  
BigDumbGuy: My last post made a heck of a lot of sense... Sorry.

I just call it "Shark Week".

/heard that somewhere
 
2008-02-23 08:43:49 PM  
Daddakamabb: /can't wait to see people telling me off for being honest.

Let's see:
Pick young married women?
Check for female weaknesses?
Women can't handle criticism like men can?

Dude, I don't know what kind of woman you are or spacechicken170am: work with, but the woman photojournalists and videographers I work with are the toughest people I've ever met.
 
2008-02-23 08:45:52 PM  
farked.
 
2008-02-23 08:47:29 PM  
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.

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That's because she knows if you muck with her, she'll shove that jack hammer up your ass and let it rip.
 
2008-02-23 08:47:37 PM  
4. Retain a physician to give each woman you hire a special physical examination - one covering female conditions.

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2008-02-23 08:47:46 PM  
farked at
 
2008-02-23 08:48:05 PM  
Link Farked.
 
2008-02-23 08:48:06 PM  
Their server is full of FAIL.
 
2008-02-23 08:49:51 PM  
Fbxrd after only 533 clicks.

I think they need to hire a male server.
 
2008-02-23 08:50:10 PM  
You ain't missing much, but here goes:
 
2008-02-23 08:50:42 PM  
Here ya go, kids. The server is bogging down, see how you are?

If you can't read the above, here's the text:
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."

Wow, who knew hiring a girl could be such a pain? To wrap up-fat chicks are more dependable but who wants that, have a psychologist on hand to help them with their female insanities, give them ample time to preen themselves or they'll go into some sort of dissheveled female rage and keep them busy to keep their mouths shut and bad language makes them cry. That's a lot of work.
 
2008-02-23 08:51:11 PM  
Knucklepopper: Fantastic, here come the dateless.

...says the person posting on Fark on Saturday night.
 
2008-02-23 08:51:20 PM  
dahmers love zombie:

Fbxrd after only 533 clicks.

I think they need to hire a male server.


WINNAR!
 
2008-02-23 08:51:25 PM  
Whew... it's back. That was close.
 
2008-02-23 08:51:46 PM  
I'd Hire it!

/insert slashie here //
 
2008-02-23 08:52:37 PM  
Knucklepopper: Fantastic, here come the dateless.

I resemble that remark!
 
2008-02-23 08:54:14 PM  
Instructions on how to handle a Hillary Clinton presidency.
 
2008-02-23 08:54:53 PM  
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.

That's so true!
 
2008-02-23 08:54:59 PM  
Much of that's true. It's only sexist in light of the fact that men spared themselves the same sort of scrutiny. I wonder what a list of male weaknesses with regard to work might look like?
 
2008-02-23 08:55:31 PM  
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.

Hell, that's true for me too. I'll do whatever my boss says to do then I just space out.
 
2008-02-23 08:55:42 PM  
GaryPDX: That's because she knows if you muck with her, she'll shove that jack hammer up your ass and let it rip.

You posted a picture with a rivet gun, featuring "Rosie the Riveter"
 
2008-02-23 08:55:48 PM  
Knucklepopper: Daddakamabb: /can't wait to see people telling me off for being honest.

Let's see:
Pick young married women?
Check for female weaknesses?
Women can't handle criticism like men can?

Dude, I don't know what kind of woman you are or spacechicken170am: work with, but the woman photojournalists and videographers I work with are the toughest people I've ever met.


Which is fine. This guide seems to be in a work place where you aren't physical frequently... so these tactics actually would work. Physical (read husky... minus or plus the tire around the waist) women are harder working then pretty dolled up women... they don't care if they get a little frazzled looking because they are there to do the job.

Am I lying?
 
2008-02-23 08:55:51 PM  
dahmers love zombie:
I think they need to hire a male server.


Male servers won't connect to the tubes in a natural way.
 
2008-02-23 08:56:56 PM  
Wow, who knew hiring a girl could be such a pain? To wrap up-fat chicks are more dependable but who wants that, have a psychologist on hand to help them with their female insanities, give them ample time to preen themselves or they'll go into some sort of dissheveled female rage and keep them busy to keep their mouths shut and bad language makes them cry. That's a lot of work.

They must be hiring strippers.
 
2008-02-23 08:57:01 PM  
h to the 'ojo: GaryPDX: That's because she knows if you muck with her, she'll shove that jack hammer up your ass and let it rip.

You posted a picture with a rivet gun, featuring "Rosie the Riveter"


I know..it's a Rockwell classic too. "Jackhammer" sounded better.
 
2008-02-23 08:57:13 PM  
Filthy_Farkle: Knucklepopper: Fantastic, here come the dateless.

I resemble that remark!


I'm too busy farking the emotionally crippled to "date."
 
2008-02-23 08:58:18 PM  
strangeguitar: Remember to give them a slap on the ass to show them you appreciate all their hard work.

Close, but no cigar . . .

Remember, nothing says 'good job' like a firm, open-palm slap on the behind.

/ someone find the video . . .
 
2008-02-23 08:59:40 PM  
ElRonHubbardsBalls:
I'm too busy farking the emotionally crippled to "date."


I'm usually dating the emotionally crippled.
 
2008-02-23 09:00:22 PM  
In the early 40's, all of that was true in most cases. I'm sure that an equally funny guide appropriate for the era could be written for how men should be manly.
 
2008-02-23 09:00:39 PM  
Filthy_Farkle: ElRonHubbardsBalls:
I'm too busy farking the emotionally crippled to "date."

I'm usually dating the emotionally crippled.


I prefer further crippling the emotional.

/this is a fun game
 
2008-02-23 09:03:00 PM  
FTFA: 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.

Yes... because every man loves having his balls cut off by the boss in front of his peers.
 
2008-02-23 09:03:22 PM  
CornFedIowan: ...says the person posting on Fark on Saturday night.

it's only 7 here baby.
 
2008-02-23 09:03:33 PM  
GaryPDX: Filthy_Farkle: ElRonHubbardsBalls:
I'm too busy farking the emotionally crippled to "date."

I'm usually dating the emotionally crippled.

I prefer further crippling the emotional.

/this is a fun game


I prefer farking emotional cripples.
 
2008-02-23 09:04:53 PM  
Daddakamabb: Physical (read husky... minus or plus the tire around the waist) women are harder working then pretty dolled up women...

I've never noticed that fat chicks work harder than skinny ones. What I have noticed is that people in good shape generally work more efficiently.
 
2008-02-23 09:05:04 PM  
GaryPDX: Filthy_Farkle: ElRonHubbardsBalls:
I'm too busy farking the emotionally crippled to "date."

I'm usually dating the emotionally crippled.

I prefer further crippling the emotional.

/this is a fun game


I emotional prefer crippling.
 
2008-02-23 09:05:52 PM  
Daddakamabb: GaryPDX: Filthy_Farkle: ElRonHubbardsBalls:
I'm too busy farking the emotionally crippled to "date."

I'm usually dating the emotionally crippled.

I prefer further crippling the emotional.

/this is a fun game

I emotionally prefer crippling.


FTFM
 
2008-02-23 09:07:40 PM  
Dialectic: 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.

That's so true!


Not only that, but they give better head. Because they're so hongry.
 
2008-02-23 09:09:36 PM  
Daddakamabb: Daddakamabb: GaryPDX: Filthy_Farkle: ElRonHubbardsBalls:
I'm too busy farking the emotionally crippled to "date."

I'm usually dating the emotionally crippled.

I prefer further crippling the emotional.

/this is a fun game

I emotionally prefer crippling.

FTFM


You skipped me. :(
 
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