Audio Recording "Patience is a prerequisite in this business."

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"Patience is a prerequisite in this business."
Contributor Names
Schagen, Mina (Narrator)
Schagen, Albert W. (Narrator)
Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Family-run businesses
-  Customer relations
-  Stores & shops
-  21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
-  Schagen's Shoe Store (Paterson, N.J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
-  Interview with Albert W. Schagen, owner of Schagen's Shoe Store on 21st Avenue, and his wife, Mina Schagen.
-  Summary of audio segment: AS is talking about dealing with customers. Patience is a pre-requisite in this business. If don't have patience, don't belong in the business. And it's a matter of personality. And you do have to be sensitive to people. Has seen some really terrible feet, with scars, and amputations, and pieces of gangrenous flesh cut out. And people ask him how he does that. Well, how does a doctor manage to cut a person open? Well, have to accept that's part of your job. If you can't do that, you don't belong there. And that's not all of the job.
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A021
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
American Folklife Center
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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:

Schagen, Mina, Albert W Schagen, and Thomas D Carroll. "Patience is a prerequisite in this business.". -09-07, 1994. Audio.

APA citation style:

Schagen, M., Schagen, A. W. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "Patience is a prerequisite in this business.". -09-07. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Schagen, Mina, Albert W Schagen, and Thomas D Carroll. "Patience is a prerequisite in this business.". -09-07, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.

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