August 11, 1937  — The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge yesterday presented jobs with security. The bridge needs painters. And as soon as they have painted the bridge, and have it just so, they will be asked to do it all over again. Steady employment is promised to preserve the bridge from the salty air and the elements. Examinations to establish an eligibility list from which jobs will be filled will be held in Sacramento, San Francisco and San Diego, September 4, it was announced yesterday. Wages will be $175 a month for journeymen and $200 a month for foremen. One of the minimum requirements, it was reported, is the ability to work in high places without becoming dizzy.
—San Francisco Chronicle

  2 comments for “This Day in History

  1. alstacer
    August 11, 2018 at 7:55 AM

    During a decade of 25% unemployment, this job opportunity itself could make a person dizzy.

    Liked by 1 person

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