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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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- Spring '08
- late night shifts, common waitress works, Professor VanMeter Comm.