Welcome back to Matinee Wednesday.
This month I reviewed a different movie each Wednesday and I shared a lesson you probably didn’t get the 1st time you watched it.
It has been a pleasure reviewing these movies with you and learning valuable job search and life lessons. I hope you enjoyed this series. Please let me know some of your favorites. I’ll see you back here soon.
November 2 we relived the suits-with-sneakers era with Working Girl.
November 9 we went Back to the Future.
November 16 we went to detention with The Breakfast Club.
November 23 we experimented with Weird Science.
This week we’re working Nine to Five (1980)
Frank Hart is a pig. He takes advantage in the grossest manner of the women who work with him. When his three assistants manage to trap him in his own house they assume control of his department and productivity leaps, but just how long can they keep Hart tied up? Written by John Vogel <email@example.com>
LESSON: Do not take your assistants or support staff for granted, people you supervise can always be a reference. Teach and train others – it bolsters your skills and helps those on the ladder below you rise up. In this movie, 3 powerful women prove to everyone and themselves that they can do a better job than a man. Just like Working Girl, which we will get to at the end of the month but which you might recall (“I have a head for business and a bod for sin” is borderline inappropriate!), people took control of their career destinies. This is not a men versus women lesson but one about those in power and those that take it.