Death and Chocolate
Written by Jeri Massi
People respond to women who are ladylike and feminine. Women who serve in the Royalty House/Harbor Chocolates Sales Division must appear feminine. They are encouraged to have long hair and to wear lace and ribbons. Customers respond to women who allow them to feel like they are in charge; therefore women in the sales force must adhere to proper, demure, behavior. When dealing with in-house directives, women employees must obey immediately, without question, and without argument. Appeals may be made in writing, but women employees who display resentment or dominating behavior shall be terminated.
Women who excel in sports develop innate leadership qualities that run contrary to a good sales representation. Therefore, women employees shall not be retained who participate in organized athletic programs or events. Male customers do not respond to masculine women, and little boys and little girls alike respond best to maternal figures who maintain a gentle and feminine demeanor.
For a small percentage of her earnings, the Royalty House headquarters requires a mandatory semi-monthly review of manners and deportment for all female employees. Female employees are expected to be graceful in sitting, walking, etc., and must exhibit propriety and grace in her manners. They must be good listeners.
Because of the propensity for female employees to marry and leave the company (or else marry into the company and join her husband's career), women are encouraged to develop excellent sales skills but shall not be considered for management positions except in extreme circumstances. Losing trained women to marriage and child bearing is too costly for any company, and so the policy of this company is to promote men in order to retain them.