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Home Filing Made Easy

Home Filing Made Easy coverHome Filing Made Easy!
Martin and Martin
1997

Oh good, everyone loves filing! Everyone reaaaaally loves easy filing! This book is certainly easy to follow, since there is so little mention of technology. Just stick your papers in folders and you’re good to go! To be fair, it does talk about fire proof boxes and an indexing system for easy retrieval. Not everyone is blessed with a librarian’s cataloging brain. (Should I file separately under auto insurance and health insurance or together under insurance, auto and insurance, health? Ok, it’s a blessing and a curse.)

As usual, this book is just old. These days, a home filing system has to acknowledge scanning, shredding, software options, apps, and uber-heightened security against identity theft. This 20-year-old book isn’t good enough.

Holly

 

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Sexual Harassment on the Job

Sexual Harassment on the Job
How to avoid the working woman’s nightmare
Backhouse and Cohen
1981

Materials about sexual harassment are absolutely an important collection item in any modern library, both from the women’s studies angle as well as from a manager or employment perspective. This book dates from a time that it was difficult to even define sexual harassment in an employment setting. Forward thinking in the late 1970s and early 1980s, but not so much in the modern office setting. I think the strategies suggested are the most disturbing. Not sure I could fake nonchalance about having the boss in my kitchen stark naked.

Mary

More lady  power at work:

Working Parents

How to play nice with the boys at work

Working for the (Wo)man

Corporate attractions

Lady Law

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Dollars from Dandelions

Dollars From Dandelions: 101 Ways to Earn Money
Sattler
1979

Submitter: This book was found at my local public library. It was a great purchase back in 1979, but 36 years later it’s time to let that one go. Nowhere is there the mention of the internet and internet business. Plus the cost and money information is way off.

Holly: According to this book, Santa only made $3 per fifteen minute visit in 1979. He gets kicked, peed on, cried on, begged for gifts, his beard gets pulled, and he’s required to be jolly 100% of the time. That’s worth waaaaay more than $3 per 15 minute visit. There are some good ideas here, but it’s not clear to me if these are meant to be after school/summer jobs for teens or a way for adults to make some extra cash. The information on each job is way out of date, so even if you found one you thought might be promising (as the check-mark-maker for “window washer” did in the table of contents below), you’d be disappointed in the advice the book gave. Or you’d settle for waaaaay less than you deserve.

More Odd Jobs:

Ye Olde Career Guide

Butcher, Baker, Cabinetmaker

Jobs for Deviants

Pierogi Payout

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