Jobs That No Longer Exist Today- #10
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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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.