question "So what happens? About a week later this stupid cunt of a chambermaid, Delores Vickery by name, she gives out with a helluva shriek while she's makin up the room where those two stayed, and she faints dead away. When she comes to she says she seen the dead woman in the bathroom, layin naked in the tub. 'Her face was all purple an puffy.' she says, 'an she was grinnin at me.' So Ullman gave her two weeks' worth of walking papers and told her to get lost. I figure there's maybe forty-fifty people died in this hotel since my grandfather opened it for business in 1910." Q: What's the meaning of 'two weeks' worth of walking papers'?
Nov 20, 2017 1:53 PM
Answers · 6
It's pretty bad writing, but I would say it means two weeks pay in lieu of the customary 2 weeks notice you give someone before you fire them.
November 20, 2017
It's worth bearing in mind that the writing style is deliberately very heavy in slang, very much how this narrator (character) would speak casually, and also it's quite old fashioned, as it was written about 40 years ago.
November 20, 2017
giving someone walking papers, means telling them they are fired. she is asked to leave the job.
November 20, 2017
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