== 20 January, 1933: Bridget Jones wanted ==

It is not very often that a letter reaches us from a shop assistant, but one has come to hand this week from a Kentish woman who draws attention to the question of employing married women in place of those who are single. Our correspondent, who describes herself as "a mere but capable shop assistant", complains about the employment of married women while Labour Exchanges are "flooded with unemployed experienced single women trying to gain a decent livelihood".

If married women were not employed in our own trade, she says, there would be less unemployment among those who are single. There are, of course, exceptional circumstances, but we believe most women would be inclined to urge that the place of the married woman is in the home and not in the office, shop or factory.