My First Job
I was barely 16 when I started.
Keen to earn my own money, I was thrilled when Miss Mary McGowan, head filing clerk of Eastman Dillon, hired me to be one of her bevy of girls — all Irish Catholics —
except for me, the supposed Italian.
Well, I didn’t see the need to tell her I was Jewish, especially since she didn’t ask, nor did anyone else, and so I went about doing my tedious job and…