My Torrid Affair with Three Doctors and One Research Assistant Cost Me My Job

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"This pamphlet tells the story of the author on her last day at the Wayne State University Medical School “Quick Dupe” (quick duplication) room, where she operated a Xerox machine. Campbell tells the story of a group of four anatomy professors who demanded that she put aside what she was doing in order to make their copies. Campbell is aggravated by the doctors, who accuse her of having shortchanged them in the past. She notes that the Xerox machine works at only one speed—it cannot copy any faster. Frustrated at being condescended to, and attempting to preserve some self-respect, she refuses to make the copies: “I was sick of dealing with a set of human beings who relate to others as their servants. I was not working at the Med School to serve the doctors. I was working because I had to—for my own survival.” She is fired by her administrative supervisors, who she quotes as saying, “You have no power to say no,” and “You just don’t have the personality for a [job like this].” The two overlapping photographs on the cover are of Campbell and Scott Hall at Wayne State University’s Medical School. There is no IWW bug on this pamphlet, but it was printed at the Co-op. It is satisfying to think about Coletti processing her outrage at one print shop (the “quick dupe”) by working on her own project at another, the Co-op." The Detroit Printing Co-op by Danielle Aubert.
My Torrid Affair with Three Doctors and One Research Assistant Cost Me My Job