Sharon, Gary Brynner, Ohio discussed on Radio Diaries - #70: The Working Tapes of Studs Terkel (Hour Special)

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But let's get real i don't think there's much romance in the work of a telephone operator i think about some poor person at the end of that line who's sitting in a cubicle somewhere saying the same things taking down the same numbers for eight hours a day you know automation is great in today's world but it's hard to automate everybody's wishes and wants i mean we've all have those situations where all you want to do is talk to somebody and all you have is a list of menu options the united still tell my kids just always pick zero you don't machine could replace you when we osher shall have to be some machine now because people knew how finally they talked how how badly they pronunciation how hard it is to understand of leaper unless you have a hard time telephone switchboard operator sherrod rhythms and be busted struggle if you pick up a copy of the book sharon appears under the pseudonym heather she is now the director of communications at the seattle public library foundation studs didn't just ask people to describe what they did for a living he asked them how they felt about with her boring monotonous work i don't give a shit way but he says it was boring a monotonous to work on assembly line that's gary brynner he was twenty nine when starts interviewed him an auto factory in ohio i am somewhere between youngstownwarren ohio industrial areas stephen automobiles talk on a gary brian her k brainer is the president of local one one one four united auto workers no one one two four one one one two one one one two of what what sort of plant as this is the general motors vega plant lowest town the most automated plant in the world asner right the fastest line speed in the world and they've got the most modern equipment the union bates.

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