Thursday, February 21, 2008

1943 Guide to hiring women

1943 guide to hiring women

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."

Feeling underappreciated at work?

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

I think I need to switch my religion to Baptist.

They obviously have more fun.

Male Beauty Enhancement


Do women call you Fatty?
Do women call you Baldy?
Do women call you Ugly?
Do you have bad breath?
Do women call you Shorty?
Do your ears have more hair than your head?
Do women call you Loser?
Are you over 40, 50 60, or even 70?
Worst of all, have the women completely lost interest in you?
Do not despair.

Now there is a new "Male Beauty Product"
on the market that will change all of that!


(Thanks Morris!)

Monday, February 11, 2008

Spray-On Tans

So natural, you can barely tell who has one!


Friday, February 8, 2008

Hindsight is 20/20

"These men are setting solid steel pillars in concrete to stop vehicles from parking on the pavement outside a sports bar in downtown Norman, Oklahoma. They are cleaning up at the end of the day.


How long do you think it will be before they realize where their vehicle is parked?"

Friday, February 1, 2008

Why trampolines are so dangerous


The Smallest House in Toronto, Ontario

It's nothing short of a 'Glorified Tent' ..
or is it?
If ...
...... you live alone or with one other person (or an extremely small dog) ... or if
...... you don't have much stuff (barely more than a homeless person) .. or if
...... you miss that cute little apartment you lived in while teaching English in Japan

This house, located near the intersection of Dufferin Street and Rogers
Road is believed to be Toronto 's smallest house.
It occupies what used to be a driveway.
It's a one bedroom, one bathroom home that sits on a
parcel of land 7.25 feet (2.2 metres) wide and 113.67 feet (34.6 metres)
long and has an interior area of just under 300 square feet (under 28
square metres).

Here's the living room, looking towards the front of the house.

Here's the living room again, looking towards the back.

Here's the kitchen. ?Note that despite the small space,
they've managed to fit a washer and dryer into the place.

Here 's the bedroom. It comes with a Murphy bed,
which is a necessity in such a space. This is what it
looks like with the Murphy bed down.

And here the bedroom with the Murphy bed retracted:

You also get some patio space out back.
Here it is, looking towards the front of the house:

And here's the p atio looking towards the back:

Here are the houses's 'Listed Features':
* Completely re-done top-to-bottom, front-to-back!
* Tumbled stone entrance walk
* Renovated Bath
* Renovated Kitchen with newer stove, new cabinets and new stacked washer/dryer
* Bedroom with Murphy Bedd + 'Built-Ins' ... (doubles as a den)!
* Walk-out to fenced patio
* 100 Amp service
* 2 Satellite Dishes and Receiver
* Window Air Conditioner Available

You get all this for:

(CA funds)