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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 26, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE UTHBRIDGE HERAID Friday, Juno 26, 1970 Failure To Hire Not Always Employers' Fault Appearance Stressed For Girls Seeking Jobs By MARILYN ANDEKSON Herald Family Editor Jobs for girls hns been the cry of Operation Placement this year in an effort to overcome the numbers of young women who are unable to find employ inent for the summer months. While many local employers have responded to the call for help, it appears that hiring is not always a one-way street. Their appearance has prevent- ed some girls from even an in- terview with a prospective em- ployer. Pat Lacey, student employ- ment officer for Canada Man- power said weight has been one of the more serious hin- drances to employment. "We can understand girls be- ing casually dressed when they apply for a job, but they should be at least neat and tidy when Vie call them in for an inter- view. "Some of the girls we just haven't been able to send out to an employer, they've looked so sloppy." Uncombed and unwashed hair is another frequent com- plaint. Pat said the older stu- dents are pretty good. The biggest problem is with the high school students. Long hah" and casual dress were the two failures of young girls seeking employment, ac cording to a telephone surve> taken of seven city employers All seven said that a neat well-groomed appearance is es sential to hiring. One employe] fa the food industry said if girl is concerned about hei appearance slie will be mor particular about her worl; Clothes don't have to be but she must be clean, clean fingernails, free of nice tine stains. Generally all employers ant personnel officers questione' said they had been please with the quality of applicant they'd had this year, due i part to the screening of CMC placement officers. Girls have approached stu dent officers in sloppy, uncleal attire often even in bare feet. Shyness was taken for grant ed in hiring employers said, bu applicants must show they could speak up and answer questions before they ccul meet the public. Our staff represents us in our business, said one employer, so we have to be careful. Only one business surveye_ used a predictive index test to determine personality and at titude. It was found to be satis factory, said the hiring officer iSTEH'S By SIMON RUDDELL UBC TJAVING nothing better to occupy my mind on a wet Tuesday afternoon, my thoughts turned idly to those poor unfortunates whose visits to the barber's shop occur with monotonous regularity. There was I enjoying the cosy warmth of my mother's hair dryer while for the lockless such a luxury is unknown. A brisk rub with a towel is their tot. Happy little incidents came to mind: How often does the gas station attendant shout over to the more conventional- ly shorn, "Just a minute Ma'am, I'll be right with Naturally enough gas station attendants aren't the only peo- ple who liven things up. On a windy day I was tapped on the back by the starter at the Country Club and asked "Ex- cuse me Ma'am, but what times are restricted for ladies One intelligent question fre- quently asked is, "How do you grow your hair long like to which there are several an- swers, such as: "I hang long weights on it at or. "I use brand fertilizer on week- ends." Hitchiking can be a lot of fun too, especially if the cars are moving fast. They screech to a stop, the door is flung open with an anticipatory smile which evaporates with comic rapidity once you jump in. Of course I would advise wearing long pants on such occasions as the effect of hairy legs tends to cancel out the seductiveness of your Woodstock bob. For the older members of so- ciety who feel that our moral sense decreases in direct pro- portion to the increase in our length, let me assure you that if it became known that there were jobs available in Leth- bridge for which short hair was mandatory, there would be an ugly rush to the barbers', but until this improbable situation arises keep your hair on, as we intend to do we may be job- less but we're far from hope- less. (The views voiced in the above colnmn do not neces- sarily concur with either those of The Herald or Lei- ster's, but are a reflectioa of the strident opinion.) TOP TEN LEISTER'S MAIL ORDERS! Tick off the you want 0nd send t0 m. You'll receive your records for only each. Please Add 15c Postage on Orders and under. t T. MY BABY LOVES lOVIN'-The White Plains 2. LONG AND WINDING ROAD-Bealles t 3. STIll Hill-Happy Pealing 4. GIMME DAT DING-Pipkins J S. LAY DOWN (Candles In The 6. EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL-Kay Stevens 7. MAMA TOtD ME-3 Dog Night 8. LAY A LITTtE LOVIN' ON ME_Robin McNamara 9. SONG OF JOY-Miguel Rios f. J 10. REFLECTION OF COMING EVENTS Coming Soon To Lethbridge "IRISH ROVERS" WATCH FOR FURTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS LONDON STEREO CASSETTES Ixamples: TOM JONES ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK THE VENTURES ROLLING STONES THE MOODY BlUES, ETC. Regular LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD, PARAMOUNT THEATRE BLDG., LETHBRIDGE NAME ADDRESS and was used regularly in em- ploying new staff. Long hair was not n bad fea- ture in itself according to em- ployers but it must be kept neat, tidy and well-groomed. The food industry requires that boys as well as girls have tidy hair and in at least one eating establishment, boys must be clean-shaven. One personnel officer said slacks and blue jearis will keep a girl from even getting an ap- plication form. "If they come in slacks their attitude is written all over them. If girls are real- ly serious about working" she said, "they'll make an effort with their appearance." One industrial employer said that long hair was the "most disturbing" factor in hiring a prospective employee. "Most of the girls have short tidy hair or even long hair can be lied back with a ribbon. "Long hair can catch in the machines and if we don't catch the girls before, the VON nurse will when she makes her rounds "Exceedingly long, stringy, stuff we can't have." Girls seeking jobs whether for summer employment or permanent staff may take heed from the following pointers from local employers: If you're called for an in- terview be suitably attired, clean, neat hair under control, proper footwear, and clean. First appearance counts a great deal. Applicants should make sure they have been given a Social Insurance number. There is a government penalty for businesses who hire employ- ees without one, and without a number you will not be hired. Personnel officers cannot allow personal preferences about hair and dress to influ- ence their decision to hire. When suggestions are made about dress they are in order to help, not as a criticism. Long hair might be lovely but it ii not suitable in jobs requiring bending or if it presents a threat to safety, it must be tied back in some way. Experience isn't always necessary if an applicant shows a willingness to learn and ap- pears enthusiastic about work- ing and the occupation. 1f you smoke you don't have to hide the fact from em- ployers but refrain from walk- ing into the interview with a cigarette aglow. If you're locking for part- time work say so. The idea of getting hired more quickly if you say you'll be able to work full time doesn't hold true. Employer's can check to sec if you're going back to school in the fall and it doesn't make a good impression to be caught in a lie. Weight can be a determin- ing factor to an employer. A clmbby girl can look neat or she can look sloppy. Tile dif- ference is often what she wears and how site wears it. As the personnel officer stated a per- son's attitude is reflected in what she wears. -f am Age. Restrictions Removed From Local Family Y All membership age restric- tions will be eliminated at the Lethbridge Family Y, effective immediately. During the YM regular board meeting this policy was passed in an effort to create the true concept of the Family Y as a family place. Ken Spence, general secre- tary, said limiting membership J CaUa, Of Sigma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will hold a summer social, June 27 with a Bar-B-Que, held at the home of Mrs'. Joan Dingle 2406 22 Ave. S. at p.m. All members and mem- bers on leave are urged to at- tend. Further information may be obtained by contacting Mrs. Bernice Redman 328-3171 of the social committee. Loyal Order of Moose will hold a social and dance, Satur- day at 9 p.m. in the Moose Hall. Music by a western group. Members and invited guests only. to those over eight years of age created a serious block. An experimental program for children four to six years will be offered Aug. 3 to 21 on Mon- days, Wednesdays and Fridays from to a.m. It is a specialized program of kindergym which is based oil the challenge approach to movement education. In the fall, an extensive pro- gram of gym and swim for these under eight years will be accompanied with Indian Guides and Princess clubs for those six and seven years of age. Memberships for children un- der eight years will be in the youth category at dollars per year or at'a quarterly rate. MYSTERIOUS MUSIC LOWESTOFT, England (CP) As Rasa Tegerdine played the popular song Boom Bang-a- Bang on her piano, there was an explosion which left the piano warped and splintered. Suffolk police commented later that she had been a victim of: one of a number of mystery ex- plosions hi the town, possibly from sonic booms. OPEN HOUSE for MR. and MRS. A. CURRIE on their Golden Wedding Anniversary Saturday, June 27 7 10 9 p.m. ar the home of their daughter Mrs. C. Amen, 2111 6lh Avenue North, Lelhbrldge A big pool such as Henderson Lake looks safer when Dad is around to give a fella a helping hand. CASH BINGO ST. BASIL'S HALL-Cor. 13th St. and 6th Ave. N. FRIDAY, JUNE 26th 8 O'CLOCK BLACKOUT JACKPOT 53 NUMBERS 4th and 8th Games in 1 NUMBERS-12 Game LUCKY DRAW 5 CARDS FOR OR 25e EACH Persons Under 16 Yean Not Allowed SPONSORED BY ST. BASIL'S MEN'S CLUB Ann Land ers DEAR ANN LANDERS: Our daughter is 27 years old. She was an "A" student all the way through1 school. When it came to common sense, she didn't have much. Her grand1- mother used to say she was "book smart and life dumb." Anne has a master's degree in English and taught hi junior high for two years. Ten months ago she married a brilliant computer genius who gets lost on his way home from, work and misplaces his paycheck regularly. He has trouble holding jobs because he becomes intrigued with afternoon TV soap operas and stays home from work. Recently, he be- came so enthralled with "Edge of Night" and1 "General Hos- pital" he faked illness for five days. Now he has fallen in love with "Sesame Street" and there is no telling when he will go back to his job. Anne is pregnant and had to quit teaching last week. She told me yesterday her marriage was a mistake and she is fed up with the lazy lug. What should her father and I do? Folks DEAR AG: Nothing. It's her mistake and her lazy lug. Let her know you'll give her and the baby bed and board if she should need it but say nothing that might encourage her to leave her husband. DEAR ANN LANDERS: Today is my birthday. I'm alone. My love just phoned to say his wife is ill and he can't leave her. This isn't the first time he has cancelled plans at the last minute. Of course there's nothing I can say or do. My evenings are spent sitting by the phone. Sometimes it rings. Sometimes it doesn't. I'm afraid to leave the apart- ment for fear he'll call and I'll miss him. I hesitate to invite friends over because he might drop by when someone is here. I'm ashamed to tell you how long I've been living like this. I'll just sing off with a warning to other starry-eyed fools who think the role of the Other Woman is exciting and glamorous. It's a lousy life and a lonely one. The road is a rough one and it leads nowhere. I've wasted my youth and I have no future. In The Pillow DEAR TEARS: Your message is plain. I hope the candi- dates read you loud and clear. QUEEN'S HAT PORT TALBOT, Wales (AP) Among the personal head- Oear of Queen Elizabeth II is a white safety helmet, a spokes- j man disclosed. She wore it at j the opening of a new steel plant' and keeps it for similar hard hat occasions. QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC 324 5th St. S. Ph. 358-7684 Above Capitol Furniture EDDY DIETRICH, C.D.M. COBY'S BEAUTY SALON 322 13th St. N. Phono 327-5687 Is pleased to announce that DOLORES GURR Has rejoined their staff on a full time basis. She welcomes all her friends and customers to Goby's. PERMS Reg. and up Price ;