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Page 76 - Part One of a Two-Part Story: We Worked for General Instruments

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1988/8/1 (144 reads)

for an hour while they were waiting to get a machine fixed. They had to have spares to keep you going. The machines broke down quite a bit. (What did you wear on your head?) Nothing. (Despite all the grease.) You washed your hair a lot. Some girls wore a bandana on their head. But I never did. I had long READY TO SERVE ALL OF CAPE BRETON Glace Bay Book Comer 68 Main Street at Senator's Corner 849-0940 OPEN 10 A. M. till 5 P. M. (FRIDAYS till 9 P. M.) MAIL ORDERS ACCEPTED "From the Latest to the Classics • We'll Find Any Book You Want 68 MAIN ST., GLACE BAY, N. S. BlA 4X9 hair, and I used to keep it tied up. (Were there any rules at all about clothing or appearance?) Yeah. You had to be clean- looking. Like, we did have a lot of girls in there that were maggoty-looking--you know, I mean--not from the dirt there. You know what I mean? You could tell, they just never washed--their hair was greasy all the time. Of course, let's face it, we wouldn't want to work with those people. You know, we didn't know if they had lice in their head or--you know. (It was as bad as that?) Oh, yeah. If you put 1200 women in a place, you've got to get a few of every type. So we used to put in a complaint, and that girl would be taken into the office and told to clean up her act. (Oh, it was as bad as that.) Oh, yes. There were quite a few. But once they were called in the of? fice, usually there wasn't too much problem with it. . Come for the summer, stay for the fall colours- you are welcome to VICTORIA county: Make Victoria County the centre of your stay in Cape Breton. Hiking, swimming and ' golfing, motels or camping, music and dance, museums and crafts? people-Victoria County is a world to explore. And it's an excellent base from which to reach all other parts of the Island. St. Lawrence Bay -'l SUMMER OF 1988 ' Highland Village Day lona AUGUST 6 50th Nova Scotia Gaelic Mod Gaelic College, St. Ann's AUGUST 7 to 13 Regatta Week Bras d'Or Yacht Club AUGUST 7 to 13 Centre Bras d'Or Festival of the Arts . JULY 15 to AUGUST 21 j CIAPMILE FAILTE'' One Hundred Thousand Welcomes VICTORIA COUNTY o. The Worden, Councilors and Residents Take time to meet the people of Victoria County. Victoria County is a Year 'Round Joy! Whether it's a Summer sailing regatta, Winter Alpine and cross-country skiing, or driving and hiking through the Autumn- we invite you to join us, and... Enjoy Victoria County -- We Do! M
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