Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Queens County Revisited: The 1970's (15)

Working in the Korvette's department store was different than working in a skyscraper office and sitting behind a desk, shuffling papers, answering telephones, typing meaningless business correspondence or adding up meaningless numbers for seven hours a day--although not that much more interesting.

Working at Korvette's in the "habo" department meant you had to stay more dressed-up each day after the first week of work than you did when you did clerical-typist work in a skyscraper office; and that--unlike in a skyscraper office--you had to punch your time card into a time clock when you arrived at work, went to lunch and left work each day.