Audio Recording "It was the best job I ever had in my life."

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"It was the best job I ever had in my life."
Contributor Names
Carrera, Miguel de la (Narrator)
Carrera, Antonio de la (Narrator)
Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  Cuban Americans
-  Lawyers
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
-  Interview with Antonio de la Carrera and Miguel de la Carrera.
-  Summary of audio segment: He decided to stop in and check out whether interpreters were needed there. He did, and was told to see Chickie. He did, on the third floor. And he saw a woman whom he thought was Puerto Rican named Georgina Gonzales, who interviewed him and told him to bring a resume. AC went to Bergen County, then returned to Paterson a few days later, then brought a resume, got an interview. He was told he was overqualified, and they asked him to make a commitment to work as an interpreter for at least one year. AC took the job, and it was the best job he's ever had in his life. He went in at 9am, studied on the bus, was out at 4pm, had nothing to think about, sometimes even took the cases of other interpreters. But it was a very easy job, and when he gets frustrated now, he says he wants to go back to Mr. Parker and ask for his interpreter's job back.
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A015
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
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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:

Carrera, Miguel De La, Antonio De La Carrera, and Thomas D Carroll. "It was the best job I ever had in my life.". -09-03, 1994. Audio.

APA citation style:

Carrera, M. D. L., Carrera, A. D. L. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "It was the best job I ever had in my life.". -09-03. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Carrera, Miguel De La, Antonio De La Carrera, and Thomas D Carroll. "It was the best job I ever had in my life.". -09-03, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.