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a stenographer for the past five years
and am sorry to say that my employ
er and myself are no better acquaint
ed today than we were the day that I
started working for him.
"He seems very distant and at
times so sarcastic that it is almost
unbearable for me.
"Of course, if I were not satisfac
tory or were disagreeable I wouldn't
think so much of it, but I am of a
very amiable disposition and thor
oughly competent. My employer has
told me that he appreciates my work.
"I do not want to give up my posi
tion as I receive a good salary and
like the work but he is getting on my
nerves and I worry about it a great
deal. Really, it is very unpleasant.
To an unprejudiced critic of busi
ness conditions for women the situ
ation described is not one to mourn
about; it is simply ideal: The girl is
efficient, her efforts are appreciated,
she is so well paid that she does not
wish to leave and she enjoys her em
ployment. Now what more could a sensible
and ambitious young woman want?
Just what every other woman
would want recognition of her own
The girl rgrets that she isn't bet
ter acquainted with her employer
as if she had a single thing to gain by
being on more familiar terms? And
this is a naive revelation of a persis
tent phase of many a business girl's
dissatisfaction with her.job.
Woman has for so long been ac
customed to be valued for herself in
home life that she cannot easily learn
to subordinate herself to what she is
She believes that she must put an
impression of her own ego into every
thing she attempts. And she never
permits the general excellence of her
accomplishment to be estimated
without insinuating herself somehow
into the account.
She insists on being the picture as
.well as the painterj ,
And the result is the same as if a
camera man were to stand between
his lens and his subject, or were to
snap two photographs on one plate.
Women who work have to proceed
like man. He says, "See my work,"
not "See me," when he asks for a
But just so long as the female says
"See me," first of all, her work will
continue to be exploited by the male,
who, according to an old and persist
ent custom has some little habits of
mind all his own.
PREMIER'S DAUGHTER IN EGYPT
J &- ryi V
Miss Vloia Asquith, eldest daughter
of the British premier, who is in
Egypt nursing her brother, who was
seriously wounded at the Dardanelles.
In the Montana mining district
there is regret because the pictur
esque mine mule is being superseded
by electricity. Reluctant Montana
papers are printing pictures of Babe,
the only and doomed lady mule that