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ISN'T IT TIME FOR TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENTS TO ENTER THE 21ST CENTURY?

As I was driving my car today, I came upon a road construction project warning sign. It struck me as being a little behind the times.

 

It said:

 

                                MEN AT WORK

 

Got me to thinking about alternatives to a sign that not only is out of date but judging from several of the road crews I have seen lately, is untrue because there are usually women on the crews.

 

So I started to think of what a sign could say and thought I'd ask for suggestions.

 

Personnel At Work doesn't work for me; nor does Associates at Work.

 

Any suggestions.

Social Butterfly

I'm not sure when it happened, but seems I remember in the late 50s/early 60s "work in progress"... hmmmm

 

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😂  Maybe SOMEBODY AT WORK  🤣

or since in my neck of the woods we see a lot of these signs placed with just nobody around, and no sign of any work ⁉️ it could say  SOMEBODY AT WORK - SOONER OR LATER - WHENEVER 😋

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Men at work seems fine to me.  Does it make you feel uncomfortable to not be gender specific?  Didn't you ever hear the term "guys" referred to as women "as come on guys"?

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@NOTHAPPENING wrote:

Men at work seems fine to me.


If MEN AT WORK seems appropriate to you then do you also find the following to be appropriate:

 

(1) Addressing a female postal worker as MAILMAN?

(2) Addressing a female Congressional Representative as CONGRESSMAN?

(3) Addressing a female sanitation worker as a GARBAGEMAN?

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You may have noticed that the way the names evolved had to do with the person(s) doing the job at the time the job was invented thus mailman, garbageman,...  It's time for all people NOT to dwell on the name but other REAL PROBLEMS.  I find it useless to "invent" new names like mail person, garbage person, or road worker.  Just my opinion which differs from yours.

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@NOTHAPPENING wrote:

You may have noticed that the way the names evolved had to do with the person(s) doing the job at the time the job was invented thus mailman, garbageman.

 

I find it useless to "invent" new names like mail person, garbage person, or road worker. 

 

Just my opinion which differs from yours.


That is the fallacy with the basis of your opinion.

 

Based on your opinion, all job names should have MAN in them because, except for the most menial of jobs, women were originally excluded from the work force.

 

Job titles need to reflect what little progress society has actually made in acceptance of women into the work place. I say what little progress because women still DO NOT make equal pay for equal work.

 

It is not INVENTING new names; it is reflecting the composition of the workforce.

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