What was your last interaction like with a flight attendant? The friendly skies weren’t always as friendly to flight attendants as they are today. Actually, the term ‘flight attendant’ wasn’t coined until stewardesses won a long battle against the airlines. To tell the fascinating story that has affected change on so many workplaces, Nell McShane Wulfhart joins us today. She talks about the strict requirements stewardesses faced in the 1960s and the “Charm Farm” training program they went through. As the name suggests, it was more about appearance than anything else. As the years went on, stewardesses joined together to fight back against the sexist job requirements and standards.
There’s more from the friendly basement crew in our headline segment. We’re talking about the problematic news headlines that invoke fear in investors. The market is down this year but that most likely doesn’t mean you’ve lost all your money. We share our thoughts on the market and how the news portrays it. For our Haven Life line, we share our opinions on a Reddit post about manipulating family members with money. And Doug will round out the show with his flight attendant trivia.
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Nell McShane Wulfhart
Big thanks to Nell Wulfhart for joining us today. Grab a copy of her book The Great Stewardess Rebellion: How Women Launched a Workplace Revolution at 30,000 Feet.
- What is the median salary for a flight attendant?
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- We head over to Reddit to discuss a question someone posted about using money in a negative way to influence family members.
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Written by: Brooke Miller
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