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Obsolete Vocations

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Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Mar 29, 2014 | Comments (15)
Category: Self-help Schemes, Work and Vocational Training, 1920's

“I Can’t Take a Boy with THAT Many Pimples!”

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My question: if this happened to Jack in 2013, could he launch a successful discrimination lawsuit?

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Oct 08, 2013 | Comments (5)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Body, Work and Vocational Training, Advertising, 1930's

Grocer Gives Store To Employees

I nominate this guy as the best boss of the year. After 46 years as a grocery store owner, he gave the company to the employees. Here's the link:

http://www.startribune.com/local/180550281.html?refer=y

Here's Joe at the store.

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He says he operates on a simple philosophy -- "Do the right thing."

He plans to travel with the money generated by the ESOP.
Posted By: gdanea | Date: Sat Dec 01, 2012 | Comments (1)
Category: Work and Vocational Training

Boredom at Work:  The Empty Life



This is like some episode of MAD MEN created during the actual era. "He makes friends with every ten-dollar tramp that comes along..."

Excellent!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Sep 28, 2010 | Comments (7)
Category: PSA's, Work and Vocational Training, 1960's, Mental Health and Insanity

Long week?  I’ve never worked this hard

I feel bad complaining about another hard week at work -- especially when I see how enterprising and hard-working this guy is --

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We could play "How many chairs?" or "Where's Waldo?"

Wait a second, in the top corner...
Posted By: gdanea | Date: Fri Sep 17, 2010 | Comments (8)
Category: Work and Vocational Training

Space Secretary

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Isn't it a shame that bright young ambitious girls today, who might wish to serve their nation's astronautics corps, can no longer dream of becoming--SPACE SECRETARIES!?!

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Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue May 04, 2010 | Comments (12)
Category: Stereotypes and Cliches, Work and Vocational Training, Space Travel, 1960's, Women

Welcome to Job Island

I hope you're not looking for a job -- at Job Island!!

Job Island from 5-Second Films on Vimeo.



One of a great collection of 5 second films -- check them all out at Vimeo.
Posted By: gdanea | Date: Tue Dec 22, 2009 | Comments (3)
Category: Work and Vocational Training

Supercharged Lawn mower

When used correctly, electricity can be our friend. This is one reason I like gas-powered mowers.



Some great sparks at startup, and if you look closely at 20 seconds in, the lawn is actually mowed!!
Posted By: gdanea | Date: Tue Sep 15, 2009 | Comments (7)
Category: Work and Vocational Training
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