Audio Recordings Working with customers versus working in a factory

Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Carroll, Thomas D.
Cueto, Milagros "Millie
Goicoechea, Aurora
Dates 1994
Location New Jersey
Paterson
United States
Language English
Subjects 21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
Customer Relations
Dominican Americans
Dressmaking
Elsa's Fashions (Paterson, N.J.)
Ethnography
Interviews
Oral History
Sound Recordings
Title
Working with customers versus working in a factory
Contributor Names
Cueto, Milagros "Millie" (Narrator)
Goicoechea, Aurora (Narrator)
Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-09-01
Subject Headings
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Dressmaking
-  Customer relations
-  Dominican Americans
-  21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
-  Elsa's Fashions (Paterson, N.J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with Milagros Cueto and Aurora Goicoeche. Milagros provided translation for Aurora. Both women work for Elsa Mantilla, making dresses on the third floor of her shop on 21st Avenue.
-  Summary of audio segment: MC says we work more here than in the factory, because in a factory you work and never know who the dress is for. You make dresses for sale, and you never know who wears the clothes. Here, you have to do everything, fit the dress, etc. TC asks whether customers are hard to satisfy. MC says some customers are hard to satisfy, are difficult persons, others are easy to work with. An Italian person who came to the shop was terrible. AG spent an hour with the person, showing material, etc. and at the end the customer said okay, I'll come later [I'll be back?]. And MC says they wanted to kill the person [AG is laughing in the background as MC speaks]. MC says they have a lot of work, all the time, and with people [customers] coming here, it's very hard. But, MC says, it's a job.
Medium
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number
AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A014
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.tca01410


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