Monday, May 19, 2008

How to handle a woman

Husband brought The Times home for me again last week. No naked rugby players this time but an article on Getting More Efficiency out of Women. Originally published in 1943, this guide was intended to help male supervisors of a female workforce. I thought you - especially any male bosses out there - might like to hear a few of the tips.

3. "Husky" girls, those who are a little on the heavy side, are more even-tempered and efficient than their underweight sisters.

6. Give the female employee a definite day-long schedule of duties so that she will keep busy without bothering the management for instructions every few minutes. ... women make excellent workers when they have their jobs cut out for them, but lack initiative in finding work for themselves.

8. Give every girl an adequate number of rest periods during the day. 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 ... Never ridicule a woman -it breaks her spirit and cuts off her efficiency.

11. Get enough size variety in operators' uniforms. This point can't be stressed too much in keeping women happy.

10 comments:

Book Owl said...

Dated, sexist but right!

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

I much rather prefer the answer to the same question that King Arthur sang in the musical Camelot: “simply love her.” I think that love—especially agape—can go a long way in any situation.

Mean Mom said...

Oh, definitely, adequate rest periods and never, ever ridicule, if you know what is good for you!

Maggie May said...

A bit stereotyped but I think my boss would do well to read this list! (Probably get the sack)!

starnitesky said...

I cannot comment .............

leslie said...

Laughable! lol

MissKris said...

OH. MY. WORD.

Böbø said...

Is it wrong of me to think that "Husky" girls sound rather sexy?

I never thought of husky as a synonym for large

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Some of this makes me see red whilst some rings true!

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