Gabriel Mitchell’s Interview as told by Selena Vargas
Gabriel Mitchell leads a rather active lifestyle in the amazing and breathtaking center of Manhattan; the much revered Central Park. It is not a position he envisioned himself being in growing up on the lush island of Tobago but when one migrates to the United States you never know what turns your life will take.
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Hilda Chiquito, a petite woman with a dazzling smile, works as an accountant for MRY. Having immigrated to the United States at nineteen with her mom and her two brothers from Manabí, Ecuador, her life changed drastically after settling into New York City. The decision for her to come to the United States was not one she made her own, “the decision was made for me”.
Continue reading Hilda Chiquito: The Opportunity Costs of Life in New York City
Chop. Chop. Splat.
The sound of meat and fish being cut and passed back and forth fills the room for 10 hours of his day. The beckoning of customers, poking holes through this blanket of sounds, asking for two pounds of fish or three of pork. “Can I have that fish? And can you clean the scales and cut it into four?”
Splat. Scrape. Scrape
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22 May 2014
Worker Profile: Xavier Celestin
The physically demanding tasks while working on the baggage ramps at Delta airlines, is enough to discourage many, but not one of Delta’s veteran employees. 62 year old, Xavier Celestin has been working the ramps and baggage claim at the airline for over 25 years. “It’s beautiful at Delta. I can’t complain. I’m still around!” Says Celestin as he smiles about his experience with the company. Xavier has an overwhelmingly positive attitude, and his presence is a breathe of fresh air in such a chaotic and busy airport terminal. As Celestin clocks into work he is stopped and happily greeted by many of his coworkers, whom he refers to as his brothers and sisters. On the terminal grounds, it is very evident that Celestin’s kindhearted and warm nature is admired amongst his peers.
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