Jobs That No Longer Exist Today- #10

By DB
@dgobucks226 (22927)
June 28, 2020 11:31am CST
Continuing my series on interesting/strange occupations gone due to societal and technological changes. CIGARETTE GIRL These girls were a popular sight in restaurants, movie theatres, bars, nightclubs and airports across America from the 1920s to 1950s. The job required the girl to carry around an assortment of items like cigars, cigarettes, candy, snacks and chewing gum, on a tray supported by a strap around her neck. They wore a colorful uniform with a skirt above the knee and a pillbox hat. The attractive girls were required to flirt with their customers as well. They were put out of business when the cigarette machine became a common occurrence, and by the 60's a job as a cigarette girl would be extremely unusual. I think this job would have gone away even without the invention of the cigarette machine. Cultural events like the Women's Liberation Movement and changing social attitudes against objectifying women would have disproved of such a job. What do you think about this occupation? I wonder if women would accept a job like this today? Source- Wikipedia & msn-lovemoney.com Photo- pinterest.com
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@Juliaacv (56759)
• Canada
28 Jun
Today they'd be selling vape accessories from their box straped around their neck, and carrying a debit machine of course.
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@Dena91 (7391)
• United States
28 Jun
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@Namelesss (2580)
• Thomasville, Georgia
28 Jun
I'm pretty sure if the job was available someone would take it.
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@dgobucks226 (22927)
30 Jun
I agree. I guess the women currently employed in Casinos and Cruise lines to serve drinks might consider this position.
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@just4him (210647)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Jun
Now you only see this job in old movies. No, I don't think they would.
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@just4him (210647)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Jun
@dgobucks226 True. You never know where you'll find them.
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@Susan2015 (31227)
• United States
28 Jun
That sure did used to be a job. Now it would have to be ladies and men. It would have to pay a lot though.
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@Susan2015 (31227)
• United States
30 Jun
@dgobucks226 I remember seeing that in some old movies.
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@LindaOHio (40630)
• United States
28 Jun
I remember people smoking in restaurants, on planes, in theaters...everywhere you went. I'm so glad that phase is over with. Women will always be objectified in some form or manner. There would always be someone who would do that job today.
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@CarolDM (83091)
• Nashville, Tennessee
28 Jun
That is funny. I am sure many would accept this job. I would pass.
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@dgobucks226 (22927)
30 Jun
Ha, ha. If your an exhibitionist you might enjoy this job (just kidding).
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@LadyDuck (292486)
• Switzerland
29 Jun
I am sure that some women would accept that job, not very different from those who bring the drinks to the tables at the Nevada casinos.
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@LadyDuck (292486)
• Switzerland
3 Jul
@dgobucks226 NO, not in Europe, we have your same laws against smoke now.
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@moonandstars (38513)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
30 Jun
but, there are still similar jobs like hostess on a cruise, in club and other.
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
2 Jul
@dgobucks226 yes, you're right. i, who can't stand smoking would surely would fainted or somthing due to huge amount of smoke around me
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@thelme55 (46114)
• Germany
28 Jun
It was a nice job for women I think. But I think no women are interested to do it now. They have other jobs in mind.
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@dgobucks226 (22927)
30 Jun
Yes, back then it was something women might do. Today Women are more educated, go to college, and would pursue skilled technical jobs instead.
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@thelme55 (46114)
• Germany
30 Jun
@dgobucks226 Yes, that´s right.
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@rhuenz (1169)
30 Jun
I will not accept this kind of job haha. Maybe good to others.
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@dgobucks226 (22927)
30 Jun
Yes, not for everyone
@JudyEv (214357)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jun
I think women would still take on this job if it were available.
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@dgobucks226 (22927)
30 Jun
Yes, Anna made a great point about women employed to serve drinks to customers at Casinos and also Cruises too.
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@JohnKu (516)
28 Jun
Nice factoid. I don't think modern women would accept like this.
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@NJChicaa (86004)
• United States
28 Jun
I've never heard of such a thing. I guess Hooters waitresses are the modern-day equivalent
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@dgobucks226 (22927)
30 Jun
Yes, that's a good analogy! Also the girls who sell drinks at Casinos and on Cruise ships. Watch an old-time Hollywood movie at a club and you just might see one, lol.
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