A Sparkling Vintage Life

Down to Business: Clocking In


station clock

More sage advice for the vintage working girl, from Personality Unlimited by Veronica Dengel:

“If nine o’clock is the beginning of the office day, be there at that time at your desk, ready for work. Don’t arrive at nine and then spend fifteen minutes fussing with your hair or refreshing your make-up. If the trip from home to office is so long that such things are necessary, then arrange to get in early. On the other hand, don’t leave your desk at a quarter before five to anticipate the five o’clock closing. It stamps you as a clock-watcher and one lacking zeal or interest. Naturally, when promotions or salary increases are made, you can hardly be justified in expecting to be remembered.”

True as it ever was!


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