Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Queens County Revisited: The 1970's (21)

Not surprisingly, Korvette's laid me and most of the other temporary Christmas season workers off at the end of the first week in January of the new year. So another 1970's new year began for me with a purchase of the Sunday New York Times or going to a garbage can on the street to pull out of the trash the Sunday classified want-ad section.

January of that year seemed to be an easier time to find an open clerical-typist job than the previous September had been, probably because more workers quit their jobs, retire or move on to new jobs when the new year starts than do in September. So I landed a job, during the first week of my January job search, at the Bulova offices that were located near the 61st Street IRT elevated station in Woodside, Queens, in a building which--by the 21st century--would be converted into some kind of residential apartment building.