I always suspected it was a lot better to work back in the sixties and early seventies than today. Don't give me that "times were tough" garbage - I was there (I was still wearing footie pajamas, but I was there). Back then, a man could work at Walgreen's selling aquarium gravel all day and still earn a living wage - now it takes three jobs and a Capital One credit card to do that.
While most of us GenXers work in a cubicle wasteland where the employees are more disposable than the printer cartridges, the Boomers were enjoying makin' some righteous bread in their new groovy job.
You think I'm making this whole thing up? Well, I finally have found proof: an actual Sears department store training film from 1969. Don't let the go-go dancing and mini-skirts fool you - this is not a skit from Laugh-In. This is for real..
I want you to picture yourself as a Sears employee as you watch this training film - so, you're probably smoking and still have beer breath from that Pabst Blue Ribbon at lunch. And as you watch Judy Carne gyrate in a bikini to the groovy tunes, just keep reminding yourself - this is what on the job training used to be like.... Enjoy. (part 2 can be found here)