Here are some examples of now illegal questions:
- Does you wife/husband work? His or her earnings per week $________
- Do you own your own home? If yes, describe.
- Pay rent? Monthly rent $_____________
- Own a Car? If yes, describe.
- Do you have a personal budget?
- Do you have any debts other than those for current living expenses?
- Have you maintained a systematic savings program?
- Do you feel you have made satisfactory economic progress to date?
- Do you have any physical defects? If yes, describe. (I had to read this one twice!)
- Were you ever arrested? If yes, describe in full.
- Record of education (from ELEMENTARY school no less)
- Were you in the armed forces? Rank at discharge.
This secretary must have had a good budget, no physical
defects (that she admitted),
and did well at gym in high school.
They were really keen to know how you behaved as a teenager too -
- In what school activities, e.g., clubs, sports, newspaper etc. did you participate?
- What offices if any did you hold in these clubs or athletic organizations?
- When you were a student, what did you do during vacation periods?
Your formative years apparently made a big difference on what sort of mischief you got up to as an adult
- To what clubs or social groups do you now belong?
- What kind of books do you enjoy reading?
- How do you usually entertain your friends?
- What do you usually do evenings at home?
Oddly enough, the questions about previous employment were general. Where - when - what.
I won't be the one to toss these papers - they're so much fun to read. I'll leave them packed away for someone else to find years from now.