Women Abandon Housework for Overalls and Higher Pay

June 21, 1942, Midway
June 2, 1942, Comics

June 21, 1942: Women are taking jobs formerly held by men, and they prefer them, especially the higher wages, The Times finds.

“How do they like exchanging summer frocks for overalls and aprons for masculine livery? The collective and undisputed answer may come as a shock to husbands and the boys overseas. They like it better than their old prewar routine!” The Times says.

Patricia Fairchild, for example, says driving a cab is better than washing dishes.

Former typist Mary Moore and Evelyn Newton, who once ran a dress shop, are now operating a gas station in Alhambra!

“They agree the new life gives them more freedom, better wages, healthful outdoor exercise,” The Times says.

June 21, 1942, Women Workers
June 21, 1942, Women Workers

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