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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-03 04:49 PM
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25. Sorry, but I have to say what dickheads.
Makeup or no makeup you are going to be hit on because you are few amongst many. I once worked in the automotive department, all male then, of a well known department store. No women were allowed to wear slacks or flat heeled shoes then. The store wanted some sort of image kept. Okay so this was fine in the cosmetics and lingerie department, but you can imagine how it wouldn't work in automotive especially when I had to climb ladders to do inventory.

So I fought long and hard to get them to allow me to wear slacks. In the meantime I wore polka dotted bloomers under my skirt as a joke. It actually went up to the headquarters. Finally I was allowed to wear pants and flat heeled shoes as long as I wore a shop coat. I guess they heard about the bloomers. I was the first woman who was allowed to wear pants in the whole store nationally. When the other women saw that I could, they started to complain too and the store eventually had to change their policy. This was back in 1970.
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