The worst job I ever had was also my first. I was an ice cream slinger at Marble Slab Creamery; at the end of the day, my arms were sore from digging out buckets of the cold, hard, sweet stuff; my hair smelled of waffle cones and the ammonia we used to clean the place at night; and my naive 16-year-old soul was bruised from the insults of senior citizens who thought I was trying to deceive them when I had only made a miscalculation (oh, he got his money back).
Still, it's nothing compared to what the housekeepers in The Help, the new movie starring Viola Davis and Emma Stone, endure. The film, based on the book by Kathryn Stockett, is about Skeeter (Stone), who embarks on a secret writing project in the 1960s to chronicle the lives (and backbreaking, even demeaning labor) of the African American housekeepers in her Southern town. It's a film filled with both comedy and drama, and with Davis and company, it's filled with excellent performances as well.
And we're giving away passes to a special screening on Monday, August 8. And all you have to do is tell us about the worst job you ever had in the comments. Whether it was on an oil rig or in a five-star restaurant, we want to hear about your experience. Just leave it there in the comments, and we'll give you a pass for two people to the screening.
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And here's the fine print: Screening takes place Monday, August 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Edwards Grand Palace, 3839 Weslayan. One pass admits two people. Seating is on a first come, first served basis, so get there early. The passes don't guarantee admission.