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The above may make us laugh but was in fact the title of a guide for male supervisors in the 1940s. We may complain that we still have a long way to go to achieve gender equality in the workplace but this serves as a reminder that we have made great progress
in terms of women’s roles and treatment. Here are a few of the best tips – read, laugh and be glad that (most) men don’t still hold these views!
o Give every girl an adequate number of rest periods during the day. You have to make some allowance 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.
o 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 of her efficiency.
o 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.
19 Mar 2009
This post is from a series of posts in the group:
A community for all professionals in IT dedicated to encouraging and empowering women who are currently working in the technology sector.
17 Feb 2016
19 May 2010
27 Jan 2010
05 Jan 2010