Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Rubber Stamp Classification System

There's very little about employment that's not anxiety-inducing these days. But these artifacts from the hiring office of a long-closed textile mill in North Carolina always bring a smile. The little carousel holds eight rubber stamps, each defining a particular work restriction for employees. "No Heavy Work," No Excessive Noise," "No Work Off Floor," and my favorite: "No Visual Skills." Ouch.

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