TITLE

A CHINESE WAITER

AUTHOR(S)
Mano, Keith
PUB. DATE
February 1980
SOURCE
National Review;2/22/1980, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p239
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the life of a restaurant waiter Tommy Yu, who has worked in more than ten dozen Chinese restaurants in the U.S. Tommy Yu has been clocking a six-day week, often two restaurants per day, since 1959. Chinese restaurants all look like the city room at a struck newspaper. The tips given here are very small. Tom Yu has no kin in the U.S. He came to the U.S. from Shanghai, China in 1956, at the age of 17. His father had been murdered one year before. His mother and two brothers are still there, but he does not know whether they are alive or not.
ACCESSION #
8871735

 

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