When America entered the First World War in April of 1917, millions of men left their jobs with the promise from their employers that (should they survive the slaughter) they could have their jobs when they returned. This article was written by one of the women who filled those positions and found herself at a loss after the Armistice as to what she was going to do now that the army has been demobilized.
"Two years ago when the men began to drop out of the industrial world at the call to the colors their women associates gradually slipped into their places, and in the majority of cases effectively filled them... Those men have now nearly all come back to claim their old, or better jobs. What of the girl, then, in the soldier's job? What is she going to do?"