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Waiting

Waiting Cherie Rankin You take the job at the chain pizza place because you need the money, dammit. If you hustle your ass, you can make a good chunk of cash during those “ve minutes or less, or it’s free” lunch nightmares and make it to class on time, a protein shake in your hand and your hair smelling of grease. Or you take the late shift and gladly, the big tables of pleasantly drunken bikers — because even though they stare at your ass in those ridiculous polyester pants — they at least are friendly. And they leave big tips. You wait on the kids from school, that you see at frat parties, including that one guy who treats you like shit, leaves behind a huge mess of a table, and a dollar tip; the car he drives would cover your whole year’s tuition, and you know his mommy and daddy make the payments. He smiles at you — and you mutter “asshole” under your breath, ghting the urge to kick him in his privileged nuts. You are a scholarship kid, but the scholarship doesn’t cover rent or books or gas or food — the shit you need to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Labor Duke University Press

Waiting

Labor , Volume 15 (3) – Sep 1, 2018

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Copyright
Copyright © 2018 Labor and Working-Class History Association
ISSN
1547-6715
eISSN
1558-1454
DOI
10.1215/15476715-6910149
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Abstract

Cherie Rankin You take the job at the chain pizza place because you need the money, dammit. If you hustle your ass, you can make a good chunk of cash during those “ve minutes or less, or it’s free” lunch nightmares and make it to class on time, a protein shake in your hand and your hair smelling of grease. Or you take the late shift and gladly, the big tables of pleasantly drunken bikers — because even though they stare at your ass in those ridiculous polyester pants — they at least are friendly. And they leave big tips. You wait on the kids from school, that you see at frat parties, including that one guy who treats you like shit, leaves behind a huge mess of a table, and a dollar tip; the car he drives would cover your whole year’s tuition, and you know his mommy and daddy make the payments. He smiles at you — and you mutter “asshole” under your breath, ghting the urge to kick him in his privileged nuts. You are a scholarship kid, but the scholarship doesn’t cover rent or books or gas or food — the shit you need to

Journal

LaborDuke University Press

Published: Sep 1, 2018

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