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An inteview of a long term cafeteria waitress and server

An inteview of a long term cafeteria waitress and server

This is an interview about Cindy; a cafeteria worker who is liked by all.

During the week except on holidays Cambridge Hospital treats senior citizens to a full course dinner in their cafeteria. Although the food is excellent bar none, this story is about a delightful woman named Cindy. You can find her doing any or all of the multi-tasked jobs. Cindy is either working at the check-out or serving dinner to patrons. If you don't see her there she is working in the back getting milk and fruit which tops off a wonderful meal. I caught up with her one night and she was more than happy to grant an interview. The first question I put to her was; what is your favorite part of the job. Gleefully, she responded that meeting new people made her very happy. To piggy back her previous answer she stated that she loves helping people. I got the sense that probably most of her work experience had to do with helping others. One previous Job had to do with being a personal care attendant. Back to the cafeteria and all of Cindy's roles, she shared that's she has been employed there for 22 years. But there is no boredom in her voice or doing any of her tasks. Sometimes she may see a customer every day. But you can be reassured she greets every one with a smile or a gentle welcoming hello. Of course as in any occupation there is a down side. The stress of having meals ready for breakfast, lunch or dinner can be difficult. I asked Cindy; what her favorite meal was. She chose the salad bar which is huge and has all healthy food for the picking. It doesn't seem like it is enough, but the powers that be give her a budget of seven dollars a day for her meals. Wll, that is one good reason for becoming a senior citizen.