Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles you're about to see a film from 1955 that trained secretaries. Well, most people don't have secretaries today because I can remember the time when corporations started to get rid of the secretary. But at the time, 1955 I was in high school. The secretary was the number one job for women in America. It was a big deal high school girls. So lots of films training them to become good secretaries. And it happens. I saved the paper, and this is a copy that I'm going to reach you off the rules that they suggest what they suggest. You need tohave to become a good secretary. Just listen to this. A natural flair for organizing activities. Are you having? Do you have a smile that is natural? Do you make friends easily? Are you fastidious about your appearance at all times? Do you avoid bossing other people? Do you refrain from making sarcastic remarks? Do you control your impulse to meddle in other people's affairs? Is your voice pleasing and well modulated when people bore you? Do you properly conceal it? Don't show them. Are you cheerful? Do you refrain from showing off how much you know, do you refrain from talking about yourself? Are you always alert to improve your vocabulary, your pronunciation, your grammar? Do you avoid making fun of other people behind their backs? And most important, do you avoid gossiping? Well, those are the characteristics that this organization said would make a good secretary. So watch the film and watch till the end. Because what you're going to see is some bad girl who doesn't do it right and how she looks in the office. Good morning. I'm Jones. Spencer. Oh, yes. Expensive. We're expecting you, Miss Hamilton will be your supervisor. She down her way. And now don't you ever see. Thank you. How do you do, Miss Fancy. Ready to go to work? I'm looking forward to it. Mr Arnold. Good morning. Good morning, Miss Hamilton. This is Miss Fancy. She's a stenographer and file clerk who, starting this morning. How do you do, Miss? I understand you're one of Miss Purcell students. Yes, I was graduated last. Mr. I know her quite well. I'll show you where to leave your things, and then we can get to work. All right, girl, this is Miss Benson, Miss Hamilton and Mr Arnold certainly set a good example of courtesy for us. Following this will be your idea. This book contains some of our forms and procedures. Study it a while and then we'll start you on your first assignment. All right. The girls took me to lunch that first day. It looked like it wouldn't be hard to follow. Pride of Miss Purcell, right? Pride about enjoying the people you're working with the part about know your work was a little hard. I get a lot on my own. Those first few weeks, there was many an evening at home getting appointed with the company's work on learning some of its business. What a long time ago that was. It hardly seems possible now. There was ever a time when I didn't know those, Some of it during the hard way. Thank you, Miss Spencer, on this. Spencer? Yes, Mr Kane. This letter that you type this morning, I believe there's a stake here. Oh, it doesn't seem to make sense. I can't remember just what word I used there, but I don't think I could have said this. Oh, yes, Mr Kane. That's what you said. I have it right in my book. Well, suppose I give you this paragraph over again? Yes, sir. In view of our current production schedule, we think it will be necessary to curtail our order number 3 to 5. I had made a mistake. Of course, there wasn't anything that Mr Kane said. But I learned then to admit my mistakes gracefully. Instead of arguing about the more offering alibis I learned asked when I wasn't sure instead of making a wild guess and I learned not to resent criticism or to brood over it. Since then I've learned a lot of do's and don'ts about office etiquette. By watching the others in the office E. I learned that Miss Purcell Short be considered of your employer could cover a whole multitude of things.