The Best Way in the World for a Woman to Make Money
This is one of those relics from the 1970s giving women some career advice. This time it is for a sales career. The book’s general premise is that a sales career can give women a serious leg up financially, and that women do better than their male counterparts. He asserts that women are more talented and intelligent that then men competing for the same jobs. Basically, the author believes that women are an untapped and overlooked resource. Women are supposedly more sociable, nurturing, and better suited to a people oriented career.
There is advice about presenting a more masculine resume. Supposedly, if you have a hobby like woodworking, it shows that you can comfortably deal with a man’s world. Typical of career books for women, there is advice about office decorum, dress, business lunch, etc.
Our author also devotes a whole chapter to sex. As you can see in the last scan, the author has some advice for the unwanted advances from men: treat it as a compliment. Women also have to be mindful of a man’s ego should you say no. You also need to make sure you are sending the right signals so he doesn’t escalate. Evidently you need to say no clearly, but nice enough so our poor man’s feelings won’t be crushed. The final piece of advice is to extricate yourself from the affair or relationship and don’t let it happen again. There is even a suggestion on writing an “apology” letter to the man who has suffered this rejection. <eye roll>
Working for the “man” since 1972,