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This category is all that career information, training, job hunting advice and all those posts that are about the working life. This also has business and legal advice.

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Lady Jobs

Blue-Collar Jobs for Women: A Complete Guide to Getting skilled & Getting a High-Paying Job in the Trades
Lederer
1979

 

Submitter: My large local public library has reciprocal lending with a local community college library. Therefore we can borrow books from them. This book was part of the career section for their students. Both the local library and the community college library have copies of this book. A career book for women from 1979! The book is full agencies and departments to write to for more information on the listed careers. How many of them are still in their locations, never mind still existing, is unknown. I have worked in libraries for 18 years. This book is older than me. I think it’s time to withdraw and get something newer.

 

Holly: Totally. I am NOT climbing a telephone pole for $6.86 an hour, with the hope of someday reaching $8.34 an hour. Not. Happening.

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Back to the Future in Fashion Design

Your future in fashion design
Fashion Group
1971

Submitter: This is the 1971 revised edition of a book that was first published in 1966. For a career book on fashion design, it has very few photos. The condition of this book was pretty poor. {Pages falling out and a musty old smell.} Being in poor condition and having out of date data, I would think this one should have been weeded long ago. Nope! Still happily living on my local public library’s shelves.

Holly: Shame on them! What possible purpose could this be serving in a public library? Especially in that condition? Gross.

 

More Fashion Fun:

Fashion Careers

Be a Professional Fashionista

Beauty School Dropout

 

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Secrets of the Club Ladies

The Clubwoman’s Manual
Monro and Monro
1957

Ladies of the club, please come to order. This really is a book from another time.  These clubs have a long tradition of promoting education and charity.  More than one public library out there owes their existance to a ladies clubs. ( The General Federation of Women’s Clubs has an interesting timeline of the history of these clubs. )

This is basically a how-to manual. The part I found amusing is the amount of ceremony involved. This is serious business. My mom has been a part of clubbing for many years, but I honestly thought they just had cocktails and discussed some book or other interesting topic. Any modern club ladies out there want to comment?

I can’t imagine anyone in a modern women’s club finding this info particularly helpful. My personal experience with this topic has usually just involved Robert’s Rules of Order.  I think we can safely weed this in 2014 for some more modern publications. I would imagine the General Federation has materials to help as well.

In the words of Groucho Marx: “I don’t want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member.”

Mary

More Meetings and Clubs:

Ladies, Come to Order!

Go Team! 

Motion to make bar service mandatory

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