Audio Recordings "Even when I was off duty, I'd spend more time a headquarters than at home."

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Title
"Even when I was off duty, I'd spend more time a headquarters than at home."
Contributor Names
Garcia, Felix (Narrator)
Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-09-06
Subject Headings
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Work ethic
-  Law enforcement
-  21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with Felix Garcia.
-  Summary of audio segment: Even when FG was off duty, he'd spend more time at headquarters than at home. Anything that came up to do, any volunteer work, for example, he was always first on the list to volunteer, because he loves his job. And after 23 years it's still the same. He has 45 vacation days, only took 5 days, because wants to be in the office all the time, to know what's going on, and be able to stay on top of things. His wife says he always has the job on his mind. But FG says that's his job, he has to protect it. With no job, there's no home, no car, no money, there's nothing. So his wife tells him, kids him, that he's more dedicated to his job and his boss than to her, and he tells her yeah, my job comes first. He doesn't want to put it that way, that he loves his job more than he loves his wife, but without the job, you have nothing. So he takes his job very seriously and loves what he does. Gives 110 percent while on the job.
Medium
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A018
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.tca01805
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:

Garcia, Felix, and Thomas D Carroll. "Even when I was off duty, I'd spend more time a headquarters than at home.". -09-06, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip002859/. (Accessed February 19, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Garcia, F. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "Even when I was off duty, I'd spend more time a headquarters than at home.". -09-06. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip002859/.

MLA citation style:

Garcia, Felix, and Thomas D Carroll. "Even when I was off duty, I'd spend more time a headquarters than at home.". -09-06, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip002859/>.