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Menial work in the European Union


Café Helder, Nijmegen the Netherlands...

• "Your coworkers speak some English," said the manager — but they didn't....

• "Don't work too hard" — a common Irish "fare-thee-well" ...

Moody Cool's, a farcical restaurant in Kilkenny Ireland...

Looking busy — the curse of restaurants...

• "About a movie" — kitchen banter in Ireland...

• Cleaning a few windows at an Irish hospital — few indeed....

Ciao Bella Roma — Dublin, Summer 2001...

Kyteler's Inn — brief employment for sub-minimum wage ...

Irish kitchens — worse than average, even....

A bakery job in Nijmegen the Netherlands, '03 - '05...

Zuni, a small hotel's restaurant in Kilkenny Ireland...

Bagel Village, Amsterdam — secret cream-cheese recipes...

Working illegally in the EU...

I started writing web-pages when I left the United States in May of 2000.

These are stories about various working situations in The Netherlands, Spain, and Ireland.

• The kitchen is a small kingdom....

• "Boulangerie des Gourmets" — Dublin, Ireland, autumn 2001...

Heaton's department store, Kilkenny Ireland 2002...

Smelling like drink at work in Ireland...