Audio Recording "Show your boss what you're worth. It's different today."

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"Show your boss what you're worth.  It's different today."

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Title
"Show your boss what you're worth. It's different today."
Contributor Names
Vecchierella, Rose (Narrator)
Taylor, David Alan, 1951- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-08-09
Subject Headings
-  Italian Americans
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Retirees
-  Wages
-  Clothing industry
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- West Paterson
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  The following is a catalog of an interview with retired garment worker Rose Vecchierella at her home in West Paterson, New Jersey.
-  Summary of audio segment: Changing attitudes about rates of pay. "It's not like years ago. When you went in a shop you didn't ask the boss how much you were going to make. But today is different. They say, 'How much are you going to give me an hour?' 'Oh my gosh,' I say to them. Can you imagine that? They you didn't give sit down and show them what you can do. I says, 'Look what we worked for: 35 cents an hour.' I says to them, 'We'd go home with maybe five dollars a week, seven dollars a week.' And here they want to know how much they're going to get paid and they didn't show the boss how much they were worth, you know. Show your boss what you're worth. It's different today."
Medium
Analog Audio Cassette
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-DT-A009
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.dta00903
Online Format
audio

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Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Vecchierella, Rose, and David Alan Taylor. "Show your boss what you're worth.It's different today.". -08-09, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip000031/. (Accessed March 26, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Vecchierella, R. & Taylor, D. A. (1994) "Show your boss what you're worth.It's different today.". -08-09. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip000031/.

MLA citation style:

Vecchierella, Rose, and David Alan Taylor. "Show your boss what you're worth.It's different today.". -08-09, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip000031/>.