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Houston Breakthrough 1980-04 - Page 8. April 1980. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 17, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/4490/show/4471.

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(April 1980). Houston Breakthrough 1980-04 - Page 8. Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/4490/show/4471

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Title Houston Breakthrough 1980-04
Publisher Breakthrough Publishing Co.
Date April 1980
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  • Women--Texas--Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • periodicals
Language English
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Transcript Elect Bousquet Judge 165th District Court "I pledge to represent all of Harris County with integrity and equal justice for all." • Practicing trial attorney for 22 years • President, Texas Association of Certified Civil Trial Lawyers • Member of Texas Trial Lawyers Association • Former Vice President and Secretary of the Houston Bar Association HEADQUARTERS: 2500 West Loop South, Suite 480 965-0251 Paid for by Tom Bousquet Campaign 2500 West Loop South, Suite 480, Houston, Tx., J. A. Bousquet, Treasurer Keep... Judge ED LANDRY Judge County Civil Court At Law No. 2 jOOOr ^Presiding Judge — County Civil ^Degree in Business Administration, Court at Law No. 2 University of Texas, 1953 M9 years experience as Assistant County Attorney >Law Degree, University of Texas Law School, 1960 ^Member, State Bar of Texas §Member, Houston Bar Association ^Member, State Bar Grievance Committee, 1974 -75 HEADQUARTERS: 907 HEIGHTS BLVD. HOUSTON, TX 77008 713/869-9751 «=> Paid for by Ed Landry Campaign, E. Landry, Treasurer which disadvantaged high school senior girls are placed on work sites and given a chance to see women doing traditional jobs. Teri Constable is the placement site coordinator for the Transitions Project. "The women who come to us for — guidance are unclear about themselves, Frances Otto works for the UH Student News Brown-Burke says. "We try to give them a better perpective on what kind of work is out there for them and what type of training, if any, they will need to enter a new career." their self-worth, and their capabilities, Service. End to the dead end BY ROSE WRIGHT "Every time a woman runs into a barrier, she thinks she's not educated enough and gets another degree," said Jean Gandy, owner of Professionally Yours, the only employment agency of its kind in Texas. Gandy attempts to place women in executive positions. She started her agency here two years ago, to help divorced women like herself find employment. Most employment agencies in Texas do not cater to professional women and definitely do not specialize, she discovered. Gandy said that she has found nothing but resistance from Houston's corporate world. Law firms are a source of ire to her. "They make clerks and typists out of women with law degrees. I have six in my file now." Prior to opening her agency, Gandy had plenty of experience in her field. She both managed a placement agency and worked as an employment counselor. Gandy also served as executive secretary for two governors of Texas, Allan Shivers and Price Daniel. "I learned how to giggle, say no and get out the back door when necessary. It was just another thing to live with," Gandy said of her days in the governor's office. "Remember I'm talking about the 1950s. My era of secretaries are dead and gone. They don't make us anymore." When asked about the positions filled by her agency, Gandy said, "Everything but executive. This isn't New York, it's still Houston, Texas, and we're not ready for (women executives) yet." One personnel director in Houston once asked Gandy for a "hungry divorcee with two kids." "He wanted somebody that's got to work—and once she's in, she's not about to risk leaving. She needs the income." Gandy interviews each applicant. They're 20 to 60 in age, are single or divorced, and almost all are underemployed. "97 percent are degreed and 85 percent are double degreed in marketing, sociology, psychology and public relations," she said. "Many are currently school teachers and secretaries with no possibility of advancement in their careers." One applicant told Gandy, "I have trained six of my superiors. Now, they want me to train the seventh. I just won't do it. No longer will I train a man to be my superior. I am very qualified to be head of that department. . . I want out." Another applicant came in from Florida. She had worked for McGraw Publishing Co. in New York and three major newspapers across the country. Gandy tried to find her a job in writing. "After three weeks, the best I could come up with was one that paid 14 thousand a year," she said. There are over 500 women in her active file and she sees 25 to 50 women a month who are seeking better employment. Individual counseling is available and their resumes are carefully prepared. She contacts many employment firms and many seek her assistance. All the women in her file have an earning potential of 20 to 30 thousand dollars a year, but "there are no positions over 24 thousand for women in Houston," said Gandy. Professionally Yours usually places professional women in jobs which pay 15 to 20 thousand, "unless she's an executive secretary. They never make over 12 to 14 thousand," Gandy said. Rose Wright is a student intern from Antioch College at Breakthrough. Wanted: workhorse ■ ,Sary &< Becka. ^GAL SECRJ townL skills. 222-0551 LEGAL SECRETARY Secretary leaving, ready for pasture/ need new mare, experience in PI, WC & dom. re!., good typist, SH or speed writing necessary, $1200-1-, parking, non smoking office, isken, 224-5915 LEGAL SECRETARY Prestigious Pfl&MdBPWftTfy HHMflMM^WnrmontMy, parking, Good benefits, Bonus. Mln. 2 yr Ray. I yrs exp. Call 224-4441, Mrs. «rM. SECRr * on S< '*»v for Breakthrough called the law office of Gerald Isken to ask the secretary how she felt about being replaced with a "new mare." As it turned out, she helped her boss write up the ad which appeared in both the Houston Post and Houston Chronicle (March 10). "We did it," she said, "because we've had back luck running just regular ads in the paper. We wanted an ad that was going to get somebody's attention." They did not get many responses. Only one person found the ad offensive. The woman caller wanted to know if her boss "used the word 'mare' because she'd be working for a jack-ass." HOUSTON BREAKTHROUGH