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Ryan Morris Professor VanMeter Comm. 1 31 March 2008 Serving In Florida Serving in Florida is a story about the day to day life included with working as a restaurant waitress. The life for a waitress is never easy, working early morning to late night shifts, receiving few if any breaks. Corporate employees seem to be simply a pawn in an overall greedy industry. Constantly being ridiculed and taken advantage of by their employer’s employees become discouraged. “A break room is not a right, he tells us, it can be taken away”, the workers feel the constant pressures and the few rights they have being taken away are overbearing. Living expenses are scarce and of no abundance or guarantee. Employees are making minimum wage depending primarily on tips to survive in a cruel world. Continually overworked, underpaid and unappreciated, perfectly describes the life for a waitress in a corporate world. Serving in Florida is primarily about the tough lifestyle incorporated with being a corporate
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Unformatted text preview: waitress. It’s about how waitresses are mistreated both physically and civilly. The workers are considerably overworked and underpaid. Barbara shows great discomfort when they tell them “off duty employees are barred from eating at the restaurant” and “the lockers in the break room and whatever is in them can be searched at any time”. She feels abused by having their rights revoked such as breaks, eating at the job and privacy. The common waitress works for a living serving others while receiving little to any respect from their corporate employers. Being hired to do the dirty work to allow the business to prosper, waitresses do so without receiving personal prosperity at the hands of the egotistical owners. Staples, Brent.”Serving in Florida” 50 Essays: A Portable Anthology. Ed. Samuel Cohen. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2007. 151-160...
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