Audio Recordings "The hardest job I ever had in here."

Format Audio Recordings
Contributors McCarl, Robert
Takach, Richard
Dates 1994
Location New Jersey
Paterson
United States
Language English
Subjects Ethnography
Interviews
Machinery Industry
Oral History
Sound Recordings
Watson Machine International
Work Processes
Title
"The hardest job I ever had in here."
Contributor Names
Takach, Richard (Narrator)
McCarl, Robert (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-08-08
Subject Headings
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Work processes
-  Watson Machine International
-  Machinery industry
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with Richard Takach at Watson Machine International.
-  Summary of audio segment: The hardest job in here is when Larry is away and Richie has to run the whole show and get his work out. That is a challenge. And handling the people in here when they have their petty problems. And Watson can be a challenge a times. First big challenge while working for Watson: "One of my first big challenges was when they sent me on the road to put a machine in. Okay. So I built the machine here, and I never really knew what these machines really made. I knew we were in the cable industry, but I didn't know how they operated. 'Cause we never ran them here, you know, to make stuff. So, a machine went out and two days later they come down the stairs and says, you're going to Massachusetts, er . . . Connecticut I went to. Yeah, it was Connecticut. Says, what for? Says, put that machine in. Says, what? Says, just like you built it here, you put in up there. I went. I was done in four days. It was to Triangle Wire in Jewett City, Connecticut. It was a cable-making place. They had big machines, mall machines. And we run the machines and the people were happy. And I been doing it ever since."
Medium
Analog Audio Cassette
Call Number
AFC 1995/028: WIP-RM-A002
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.rma00202

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