Friday, January 13, 2017

1950s Secretaries

Women have always worked, both inside and outside the home, from time immemorial; they worked in offices decades before the fifties. I do think that the qualities mentioned in the article are worth noting. From Little Things:
For the most part, though, ladies of the past were confined to clerical positions in an office. That isn’t to say their work was easy — on the contrary, they often had to work twice as hard to help their boss look good while they got paid significantly less. Taking a glimpse at a few of the documents supplied to women training for the task sheds plenty of light on how put-upon secretaries really were back in the 1950s, which makes their perseverance all the more admirable. See some of the more demanding requirements for administrative assistants below, and be sure to let us know if we missed any other strange rules women were meant to follow while at the office. (Read more.)

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