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Manpower? 5

Every day on my commute to work (12 minute walk), I walk by a street level office for a company called “Manpower Inc.”. The poster on the window has the corporate Manpower logo and a picture of a woman. Upon looking into the office, I notice that every single person working in this office is a woman. There are about 40 women working in the office for a company called “Manpower”.
 

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08331511377649799538 n.v.

    Headhunting for Power Lesbians?

  • http://singularity.tblog.com/ Singularity

    Jim,

    That is a weird coincidence. However, Human Resource Management has the highest ratio of women in its employ and since Manpower is a temporary service agency its not suprising that there are a lot of women working as office workers and managers for manpower offices. I use to work for them, until I got employed at the place I was temping at – a credit union – now talk about women in management (lesbean and straight).

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04454437680686627778 Jim

    singularity, it makes sense that there are a lot of women in a Human Resources agency; I’ve just always found it funny that the company is called “Manpower” in a world of political correctness that complains about calling someone a “fireman”. The fact that there was only women in this office just makes the name even more funny.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16252632293116411353 iBrett

    I agree with you on this one, Jim. Manpower does seem a bit pre-political correctness. And your observation, women comprising the entire staff, does seem to showcase a certain irony here.

  • Anonymous

    I have worked for Manpower for 15 years. The First “Manpower” office opened in the late 1940′s and only featured Office Temps who were women; no men. Political correctness has gone too far.