|Posted on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 8:06 pm: |
I started working at the Horn & Hardarts restaurant in the Cross County Shopping Center in Yonkers New York in 1965. I was 15 years old. I made $1.15 an hour. My uncle’s friend was a supervisor for the company and helped me get the job. I remember I remember my father had to take me to New York City to have a medical exam by the H&H doctors before I could start work. I believe I worked there for almost 3 years I did everything from soda jerk to dishwasher and they were my favorite two jobs. I loved the hot apple pie with the best vanilla ice cream ever. Does anyone remember the pies were sliced in 5 pieces? I do. I used to cut them. I made a lot of friends and we would all go to the beach together in the summer.
My Mom also worked for H&H in the cafeteria at John Wanamaker’s in Cross County Shopping Center in Yonkers. When they closed down she was transferred to Bronxville High School where H&H ran the school cafeteria. Bet a lot of people didn’t know that. Could you imagine you high school have good food from H&H
|Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2007 - 9:10 pm: |
Aa a 14 year old, I worked for $.83 and hour from 4 to 8 every day after school at 30th street station. Wearing the white starched uniforms and hat, I stocked the retail store food shelves, counted inventory,worked the cash register, cleaned up the store after closing and
had to verify the days receipts with the store manager before she put the money in the safe($1600 a day). When I worked at the 16th and Chestnut Store, after closing I had to wheel the
remaining inventory over to the Reading Terminal
store(they stayed open longer), I remember bouncing the big 4 wheeled crate of food around the cobble stoned streets of city hall and praying that the stock boy there came to work that day, else I would have to clean that store up and not get home until 10 O'Clock.Never had the opportunity to play sports or the millions of
activities kids have today, but later in life I would become an Engineer, Naval Officer, and as a World Wide Marketing Manager I've traveled the World. It was a great experience !