This article profiles two individuals who were workers in two distinct industries. The first profile is of Dotty Neal, who at the time of this article's writing, worked for the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Company, in Maryland. The nature of her job and work are described, often in her own words. The second profile is of Ray Murdock, who worked as a sanitary worker, or "garbageman," in Boston, MA. Again, the nature of this kind of work is described, often in Murdock's own words. The article shows how much technology has changed in the telecommunications industry, and perhaps how much it hasn't changed in the area of trash collection. This article won a 1971 Sidney Hillman Prize Award for magazine journalism.
Two Workers, The Atlantic Monthly, October 1971