A woman describes how she combined her job at a hospital and the children’s upbringing.
RE.: You told me also that you afterwards worked at the hospital? ΑΝ.: Yes, yes. RE.: And what kind of job did you have at the hospital? ΑΝ.: There, in the beginning, I worked at the kitchen. There… there I worked initially, but… the hours were… they were difficult. I had to be going later and finishing earlier and because I didn’t want to give the… my daughter who was a baby, my husband came back and he went… he went afternoon and I was working during the day. And in order to have a steady… meaning to start work every day at seven and finish at 3 so that he could make it as well to… to his job. Because we lived close. We lived at Hutchison and Mont-Royal. RE.: Aah! ΑΝ.: So, it was easy for… Eeh… I went to housekeeping and there I worked eeh… the… the most years. It was… I was working down at the offices which were… on the first floor for many years. Eh and… there, there I also lived. Yeah. RE.: So, when you first had your children, when they were young how come had you stayed together with your children? You didn’t want to send them…? ΑΝ.: Eh… Look! This is how we raised them. One in the day, the other in the night. We didn’t want to send them, because we were hearing a lot of stuff about those that went. In the beginning, there weren’t… these which now exist, the kindergartens, the nursey schools where they take the children and they are safe and where there are people who… who know, there are the women eeh… that’s in their profession. There were houses and a woman might have had three and four children, to look after and what, what could this woman do. And I had heard eh… many things. That they were giving them pills so that they would sleep many hours and… RE.: Oh oh! ΑΝ.: And we decided along with my husband to… one in the night and the other in the day. RE.: Yes, yes. ΑΝ.: In order to… In order to be able to… In the meantime, we also had the days off, two days per… per week. RE.: Ah! Very nice! ΑΝ.: And it was… it was… much better.