1943: 1940′s Tips to hiring Women

This patronizing sexist and retrospectively quite funny article was first published in the 1943 edition of Transportation. It dishes out sympathetic advice for the poor ‘male’ supervisor. The genuine forerunner of Harry Enfield’s Women ‘know your limits !’
The first three below:
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1. Give every girl an adequate number of rest periods during the day. You have to unfortunately make allowances for feminine psychology. A girl has more confidence and is more efficient if she can keep her hair tidied, apply fresh lipstick and do her nails.

2. Older women who have never spent time outside their home may be cantankerous and fussy. Impress upon them the importance of friendliness and courtesy!

3. Pick young married women. They have more of a sense – usually – of responsibility, than the unmarried type. They are less likely to flirt.

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