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Swimming in the Steno Pool

A Retro Guide to Making It in the Office
Peril, Lynn (Book - 2011)
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Author-secretary Peril profiles the various incarnations of the secretary, from pliable, sexy mate of the "office husband" to postfeminist executive-in-training, drawing inspiration from a wide range of "femorabilia" and secretarial guidebooks of yesteryear.
Authors: Peril, Lynn
Statement of Responsibility: Lynn Peril
Title: Swimming in the steno pool
a retro guide to making it in the office
Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: x, 291 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: Introduction: out of the kitchen and into the office : the birth of the secretary
So you want to be a secretary : preparing for and getting a job
You're in the office now, miss sec : the fine arts of charm, etiquette, and getting along with others
Your boss : his care and (ego) feeding
Single secs, married secs, and the looming shadow of the office wife
Around the desk we go : the murky world of love and sex in the office
Stepping stone or millstone? : up the ladder and out of the steno pool
Get your own damn coffee : the liberated secretary
The space-age typing pool : the secretary and technology
Epilogue - the virtual secretary in a paperless office, or, we've come a long way; maybe?
Summary: Author-secretary Peril profiles the various incarnations of the secretary, from pliable, sexy mate of the "office husband" to postfeminist executive-in-training, drawing inspiration from a wide range of "femorabilia" and secretarial guidebooks of yesteryear.
Subject Headings: Vocational qualifications Secretaries
Topical Term: Vocational qualifications
Secretaries
LCCN: 2010044289
ISBN: 0393338541
9780393338546
Branch Call Number: 651.3741 P
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