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How To Hire A Woman

Updated on April 14, 2013

How To Hire A Woman

Hiring Women | How to hire female employees. Everything ya need to know about hiring a woman employee. By the way, this is from an article published in the July 1943 issue of Transportation Magazine! Enjoy this one as I have...

Introduction ~ Hiring Women

How to hire a woman is simple!

There is 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:

1. Get Them Married

The married ones are sensible!

Pick young married women. They usually have more of a sense of responsibility than their unmarried sisters. They are less likely to be flirtatious. They need the work, or they would not be doing it. They still have the pep and interest to work hard and to deal with the public efficiently.

2. Hire Experienced Older Women

Avoid the cantankerous ones at all costs!

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 is always well to impress upon older women, the importance of friendliness and courtesy.

3. Bigger Girls Are Better Girls

A little plump is always best!

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. Get Those Women Examined

Certainly do not need a woman with female weaknesses.

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 also reveals whether the employee-to-be has any female weaknesses that would make her mentally or physically unfit for the job.

5. Timely Females Are Important

Assume woman are a tardy lot of folks.

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. Don't Let The Girls Be A Bother

Keep them focused or you'll lose them!

Give the female employee a definite daylong schedule of duties so that they will 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. A Woman Requires Change

Requiring maintenance, women need regular job changes.

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. Allowance For The Feminine Psych

Keep the women fresh. Fresh is best!

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. Women Always Need Sensitivity

Harshness always equals inefficiency.

Be tactful when issuing instructions or in making criticisms. Women are often sensitive; they cannot shrug off harsh words the way men do. Never ridicule a woman - it breaks her spirit and cuts off her efficiency.

10. No Strong Language

Ok, when father or husbands swears vociferously.

Be reasonably considerate about using strong language around women. Even though a girl's husband or father may swear vociferously, she will grow to dislike a place of business where she hears too much of this.

11. Keep The Women Comfortably Dressed

A happy girl is productive girl!

Get enough size variety in operator's uniforms so that each girl can have a proper fit. This point cannot be stressed too much in keeping women happy.

My, My, Oh Have The Times Changed - The Woman Song

Women, Men, & Society - Sexism in our culture.

Rebalancing The Girl Gender - Finding the balance between men and women.

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    • teamlane profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      @hntrssthmpsn: Thanks for the visit and comment hntssthmpsn. Thought the quotes were funny too! :)

    • hntrssthmpsn profile image


      6 years ago

      HAH! "bigger girls are better girls"... love it! I'm all for keeping the women comfortably dressed. After years of making myself as comfortable as possible (not very) in "business casual," I've finally landed a boss who understands that this term is properly interpreted as, "anything but obvious pajamas." I'll never leave.

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      6 years ago

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      7 years ago

      funny lens! love it!

    • onlinebusiness11 profile image


      7 years ago

      Great. Thank you.

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      luvmyludwig lm 

      8 years ago

      This was really funny and it makes me wonder how comical our lenses, blogs, and articles will be in 50 or 60 years. hmmmmm.....

    • teamlane profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      @poptastic: Thank you bunches for the Angel Blessing arncyn! :)

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      Cynthia Arre 

      8 years ago from Quezon City

      I love the humor on this lens! Great topic (: *Blessed*

    • strayspay profile image


      8 years ago

      Funny lens. Five stars! I wonder what percentage of male employers would still hold to these standards ... I'm betting quite a few.

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      9 years ago

      most of this is true..thats my opinion :)

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      Nathalie Roy 

      9 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      We came a long way! Maybe we still "Require maintenance" but that aside....and the "bigger girls are better" is sure not true nowadays on a job interview. Iit's the opposite. Great lens!

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      Ellen Brundige 

      9 years ago from California

      Wow. Wish the author of this article was around for me to swear at and paint his nose with lipstick! :D

    • monarch13 profile image


      9 years ago

      This is funny, but makes me wonder how far we have really come; now that I am an "older women" back in the job market and finding it quite discouraging...

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      Heather Burns 

      9 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      funny! 5*

    • MikkiGVee profile image


      9 years ago

      Absolutely awesome lens! I found myself smiling while saying "Yep!" all the way down.

      P.S. The photos on the white background look great. - McGV

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      9 years ago

      I absolutely love this lens. Especially #3 ;-)

    • LisaDH profile image


      9 years ago

      I love the part about "husky" girls being better than their thinner counterparts. Guess that was before "thin was in."

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      9 years ago

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    • BusyQueen profile image


      10 years ago

      Great lens! 5*****

    • profile image


      10 years ago

      This is a hoot!

    • SewWithSarah profile image


      10 years ago

      Very good lens! We run across some of Farm Journal, etc --the old magazines every once in awhile, and some of the articles are really comical to read! Good work with the clip art on the various sections!

    • ElizabethJeanAl profile image


      10 years ago

      I may be older and experienced but I'm not cantankerous!

      Great lens.


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      10 years ago

      Two thumbs-up! Thanks for the comments you left on /women_for_hire, I just had to come and see your lens as well. You have a nice style with lenses. I will click on some of the Google Ads, that look interesting and will link you to my lens I mentioned. Keep up the good work my dear. 5*'s


    • ZenandChic profile image


      10 years ago

      Great work on this lens! 5*****

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      10 years ago

      Wow -- Can't believe I didn't find this lens earlier. Got to get out more often. ;) Love the topic and your rendition -- is there a lens on 'how to fire a woman' and 'how to hire a man?' Those would be great complements to this one! 5*****

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      10 years ago

      WOW! Makes me wonder why they "burned the bra"? Just kidding. This was an enlightening article, thank you :)

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      10 years ago

      this is a great description of women's traits. Employer must understand this when they are hiring women. And they must remember this cliche "If you want it done, give it to a woman!"

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      10 years ago


      It is very interesting lens here, I love your lens, I am sure that is correct as you said.

      I have created one more lens that focuses on cosmetic dentists.

    • KimGiancaterino profile image


      10 years ago

      Great laughs... I'm featuring this on my Squid Angel Diary this week!

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      Tony Payne 

      10 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Cool great lens. I love the content, but the pictures go with it so well too. Nice job. I gave you a thumbs up at Stumbleupon as well.

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      Nancy Oram 

      10 years ago

      I love this -- not that I agree with any of it by today's standards, but vintage is my thing and I love it for the historical value as well as the laughs.

    • carny profile image


      10 years ago

      Is it wrong if I find this hilarious? Hehe.

    • religions7 profile image


      10 years ago

      Golly - this lens is fighting to make me both smile and frown - but the smile won out. Sure glad not to be living when that was written, though some people still have similar feelings now, I'm sure.

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      Susan Deppner 

      10 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Great idea to put this in a lens. I think I'll show it to my boss. Oh, wait. I AM the boss!

    • TriviaChamp profile image


      10 years ago

      LOL. What a great way to start my morning. My husband would love these! Very entertaining.

      All the best


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      Ruth Coffee 

      10 years ago from Zionsville, Indiana

      Wow, glad it's not like that anymore. I saw one about "how to be a good wife", wish I still had it I would send it along. I think it was even more "disturbed". Great lens!

    • rwoman profile image


      10 years ago

      Great lens! Glad I stopped by!

    • Lexi LM profile image

      Lexi LM 

      10 years ago

      Egads! Reminds me of an old brochure from the fifties telling women they had to be peppy and cheerful when hubby came home from work no matter what their day had been like. Otherwise they were cheating him out of the woman he had chosen to marry!

    • teamlane profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago

      Hi Robin, I got this from an email a friend sent to me. I did the same with Dentist Negotiation and The Man Song. Both were videos sent to me via email that I thought, "What the heck, make a Squidoo page out of them!" Not to mention, the Weirdest Photo Ever. Another email sent to me! lol

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      Robin S 

      10 years ago from USA

      LOL - Great lens! Where on earth did you find this?

    • fefe42 profile image


      10 years ago

      Wow, reading that damaged my delicate feminine psyche. I need to go take a lipstick break to feel better. Seriously, nice lens, it looks great! Found it on! :)

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      10 years ago

      Hilarious (more so because this was actually practiced) that we can look back at this and now laugh.

      You've come a long way baby! ;)

    • JonitasKalimpo profile image


      10 years ago

      Two words: LOVE IT! :)

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      10 years ago

      Oops.........I'm one of those older cantankerous ones! Looks like I wouldn't be hired from this lens LOL

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      Margaret Schaut 

      10 years ago from Detroit

      What a great and excellent lens! The topic is hilarious. My dad did an interview with some really chauvinist stuff when he was in his early 20's- something I thought I might use in a lens too. Great idea on this piece!

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      10 years ago

      How times have changed! Just try and catch a magazine printing an article like this nowadays. I bet readers would have the editors for breakfast.

      Vintage illustrations of women would complement this well, but I like the pictures you picked out.

    • profile image


      10 years ago

      This is great! Love it, awesome on the new layout! Wasn't sure whether I should laugh or scream, lol




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