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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”.

5 thoughts on “Manpower?

  1. Reply n.v. Apr 29, 2005 1:45 am

    Headhunting for Power Lesbians?

  2. Reply Singularity Apr 29, 2005 2:54 pm


    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).

  3. Reply Jim Apr 30, 2005 2:15 am

    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.

  4. Reply iBrett May 2, 2005 4:39 am

    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.

  5. Reply Anonymous Oct 21, 2005 12:35 pm

    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.

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