Females are finding they can have it all by creating
their own part-time, home-based business.
True, the first individuals who carried Watkins products door-to-door were men. Times were tough back in those early days, when it took “able-bodied” men to handle the rigors of building their own business. The “Watkins Man” became a welcome sight, bringing his wares by horse-drawn wagons and early Model T Fords.
World War II changed all that. When most men went marching off to war, they left wives and loved ones behind to take care of the household and young children. They also left their Watkins business behind. They were quite surprised when they returned from the war to find that their wives were carrying on quite well, running the Watkins business out of their home. Imagine that – a way to supplement the family income by creating a part-time, home-based business!
Those same men soon realized that their “better-half” could be a valuable asset when they took their Watkins business on the road. Not only were the women able to organize product displays and keep track of stock, they had a much better rapport with other females on their Watkins route. After all, who knew better about running a household, and purchasing food, body care, apothecary and home-cleaning products?
The world of Watkins would never be the same. Women were on their way to equality.
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