"Weary Feet" - Lauren W. Gilfillan - Forum and Century

"Weary Feet" - Lauren W. Gilfillan - Forum and Century

by: Lauren W. Gilfillan | publication date: October 1, 1933 | Publication: Forum and Century | volume: 90 | journal issue: 4 | pages: 201-208

 "In late July and early August, I spent eleven days working, first as a salesgirl and then as waitress at the lunch counter, in five-and-ten cent stores. . . . It was not easy to get a job this summer -- even in the five-and-ten . . . "

From the precede: "In order to find out at first hand the exact conditions under which girls work in the New York retail stores which serve a cheap class of trade, Miss Lauren Gilfillan, a recent graduate of Smith College, secured employment in two five-and-ten-cent stores. Here is the unembellished account of her experience. The Editor of THE FORUM believes that this is an important document because it faithfully portrays a situation which was all too common before the advent of the mystic symbol, NRA.

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