Learning To Serve Tony Mirabbelli Analysis

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In “Learning to Serve: The Language and Literacy of Food Service Workers”, Tony Mirabelli presents the genre of communication used by waiters and waitresses as one which requires more skill than is usually assumed. Through the use of internet sources such as “hate mail” directed at websites, Mirabelli shows us that people who think the job of a food service worker is easy are quite common. He shows us the assumptions people tend to make through many examples such as economists who suggest that food service workers lack education needed to be considered “knowledge workers” and do mindless, routine tasks that anyone can do. Through examples of food service workers, including himself, Mirabelli contends that waiters, though in some cases uneducated,
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