July 7, 1938
Thursday, July 7, 1938
The forecast is 80 degrees again today. Another hot day.
She opens the mail and receives 3 rejection letters from potential employers.
One is the travel agency downtown. She had her hopes set high on that one, as her and Stacey (was that her name?) had such a great chat.
She has very little experience.
At least they had the decency to reply. She has applied for at least a dozen jobs now she thinks.
She didn’t think it would be this hard. She was hoping to come home one day and surprise J. with the news. Even if he wouldn’t be entirely happy, he had half-agreed for her to look for work.
[Sidenote: She is oblivious to this of course, but only a month ago, a “Miss Mary V. Ford of Arkansas” receives a rejection letter from Disney explaining that “Women do not do any of the creative work in connection with preparing the cartoons for the screen, as that work is performed entirely by young men. For this reason girls are not considered for the training school. ]