How Technology Has Changed The Rules
Years ago, an email circulated around the Internet featuring an editorial spread that appeared in a 1955 home economics textbook, entitled “The Good Wife’s Guide.” This eyebrow- raising piece offers a glimpse into a “wife’s” role prior to the woman’s lib movement. Two of my favorite nuggets of wisdom and advice are as follows:
Be a little gay and a little more interesting for him. His boring day may need a lift and one of your duties is to provide it.
Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in a low, soothing and pleasant voice.
Holy crap. I’m so glad I was born in the late ‘60’s. I surely would have been incarcerated for spousal abuse if those were the mores of my day.
But, the article did get me thinking about how society and expectations change over time in all areas of our lives. In particular, with the explosion of digital technology, the hiring process has undergone a progressive movement of its own. So much of what has been traditionally “correct” regarding a job search and managing one’s career has morphed tremendously in just the past 10-15 years.
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