Thursday, July 20, 2006

Dignified Jobs

Ann Althouse writes about director Kevin Smith's "charmingly un-Hollywood" opinions about middle-aged service workers. Her commenters note that there was a time when it was honorable to be a Gas Station Attendent or a Movie Theater Usher or Waitress. Now, it these jobs are viewed with scorn or as the perview of teenagers or "others".

My sister-in-law with a Masters in Literature, teaches High School Lit and makes more money in the summers working a restaurant on weekend evenings. What's so bad about waitressing? I don't get it.

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