Signs need to be politically correct so they do not offend - Morgan Hill Times: Red Phone

Signs need to be politically correct so they do not offend

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Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2013 10:50 am

“I drove by a road work site on Main Street near El Toro School in Morgan Hill. The work crew had put up a large orange sign that said ‘Men at Work.’ These work trucks had the City of Morgan Hill logo on the side. Women can and do work in construction nowadays, as well as serve as Secretary of State, CEOs and now can even engage in combat for the U.S. military. Isn't it about time to retire these antiquated ‘Men at Work’ signs and replace them with ‘Workers Ahead’ or something less offensive?”

Red Phone: Dear Keeping Up With The Times, We are sure more politically correct “at work” signs will be in our near future, and are well aware that women are more than capable. However, our fiscally mindful side says that it's best to not worry about this until the signs wear out since each is quite expensive. That said, it might be a good idea to purchase a vinyl copies of the ’80s Australian rock band “Men at Work” since those will likely rise in value as the verbiage becomes extinct. Yours truly in coveralls.

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