For those who read Mass Transportation (and who doesn't!), you may be familiar with their excellent 1943 publication on the topic called "Eleven Tips To Getting More Efficiency Out Of Women Employees". This simple, common sense advice was aimed at male bosses who have been forced to hire women. I know, I know, how dreadful! Girls in the workplace, doing the work of men, taking wages away from deserving lads. Whatever next! Female doctors? Lawyers? A female Prime Minister?
I know you're all sitting there thinking that surely this is an isolated incident. How many women could there really be in the workforce? After all, we all know that women are entirely unsuited to working, unless it's in a job like nurse, beautician, or stripper.
But you'd be surprised at how many women have crept into all facets of the workforce over the years, and as employers you need to know how to handle the delicate little creatures. I'm not going to go through all the tips with you, I'm sure you can all read them at your leisure, but lets look at a few of them together, shall we?
"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."
Oh those women, it's so hard for them to resist flirting with everything that moves! Best only hire ones who are already hitched, they're less of a threat. But heaven forbid, don't hire them if they're too old! You may not want them getting up to a little hanky panky with the photocopy boy, but you need to have SOMETHING good to look at!
"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."
Very good advice, students! We all know that a girl who's on the plump side will be much more even tempered, and therefore much less likely to take offence to anything you might do or say and haul off and hit you in the face ... like, for example, call her plump.
"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."
This is an important one to pay attention to. After all, we all know that women, bless their dear little hearts, can't make decisions for themselves. If you don't give them a solid schedule, mapping out every minute of their days, god only knows what you'll find them doing when you get back! So give them a well planned daily itinerary and there's no way that they'll want to throttle you for micromanaging.
And this ends our class for today, students. I hope you've all learned something about this very important topic. Don't forget to study, there'll be a test later!