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Ladies! Make your own sweatshop

Creative Careers for Women: A Handbook of Sources and Ideas for Part-Time Jobs
Scobey and McGrath
1968

Submitter: Creative careers for women has a nice chapter for those industrious women at home. Put your kids to work! Moms, if you love parenting them, you’ll love being their middle manager. Joking aside, having the kids work with you sounds cute. As long as it doesn’t develop into a sweatshop in the garage. I have seen a number of these bindings at my local library and here on ALB: paperbacks who have had their covers glued onto hardbacks. For our binder to do that, it’s a bit expensive. I can understand the appeal of a cover. At our library, people certainly do judge a book by its cover. So in some very rare circumstances, we will save the cover. But this book? I would have withdrawn and updated, not spent more to preserve it.

Holly: This is pretty specific: creative careers – for women – for part-time jobs. You can tell just from the introduction that it is old, and of course the sources in the appendix have no web sites. I can’t think of any good reason to keep this in a public library.

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5 Responses to Ladies! Make your own sweatshop

  • Sad to see money being wasted on such an out of date book!

  • Lady Jobs sounds unsavory. LOL

  • If it was rebound, why is there still a “SALE PRICE” sticker on it?

    • They just left it on. You can see where the trimmed the side of the old paper back and clipped the corner of the price tag. I been doing Library binding for 20 years. I find these types of rebind ridiculous.

  • “A wife can’t have a wife”–this, like the career advice, is also now outdated information in many U.S. states!