After Shift

Alison Owings

in Hey, Waitress!

Published by University of California Press

Published in print February 2002 | ISBN: 9780520217508
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520931220 | DOI:
After Shift

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This chapter discusses the after-shift rituals of the waitresses. It begins with the account of the owner of Kathy's Old Townhouse Café, who is also the manager, cook, and waitress. The next story involves several co-workers employed in the Four Farthings, who discuss the rituals they go through while serving dishes and bringing the check, among others. The chapter ends with the story of Oi Yee Lai, who works at Kelly's Sports Bar and restaurant near Wall Street.

Keywords: after-shift rituals; serving dishes; bringing the check

Chapter.  10370 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Occupations, Professions, and Work

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