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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Barbara Hanks, August 10, 1994. Interview K-0098. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Little camaraderie at new job

Hanks complains that her new job forces her to focus only on work, allowing her no time to build friendships with coworkers.

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Oral History Interview with Barbara Hanks, August 10, 1994. Interview K-0098. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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PATRICK HUBER:
How does your new job compare to Hickory-White's?
BARBARA HANKS:
Nothing, nothing compares. What I'm doing now is, you're on a machine right by yourself, and you go stay on that machine and you don't have time to socialize, I mean, you know, talk. Like at White's at least you could as you worked talk. Nothing. Like you say, you got your little ten minutes. That's when you talk to people. Then your twenty minutes for your lunch. That's when you get in a yarn mill. Naw, if White's was open I'd still be there. [Laughter] I sure would. I told my daddy and them that's where I'd retire from if it was still open, and I really believe I would of.