Levi Collinsworth

Hi, I'm Levi.

I'm a 24-year old who's lost. I've been dishwashing for 5 years now. It doesn't bring me much joy. But I don't have a diploma or a GED. And I don't have a driver's license or a car. And frankly, even if I had all of those, I don't know what I would want to pursue. I work 47 hours a week, and every day, I spend 2 hours getting to work, and an hour and a half getting home (transit certainly is something). Altogether, my workweek is 47 hours of paid labor and 17.5 hours of unpaid transit time, for a total of 64.5 hours of tiredness every week, day in and day out.

3 out of 5 days of the workweek, I spend the first 3 hours of work dishwashing and the next 7 hours prepping food and working the line on a 9-hour shift. The other 2 days, I wash dishes all day long on a 10-hour shift. My job has also been restructed recently, so instead of working for the kitchen I work in, I work for the new Steward department, and my boss is the newly-hired Executive Steward. I like him, but unfortunately, my conversations with him about overtime opportunities seem to imply that if I come in on an extra day, I may be expected to clean walls, ovens, and smokers, and I'm not entirely sure if I'm up for that.

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