M.G. Belka is a writer, journalist, and editor based out of Eugene, Oregon. That being said, he never would’ve achieved any of those titles had he not learned the true meaning of labor through a decade of work in the service industry. The author learned more about the human condition during a six-month stint as the sole employee of a mini-golf course than he could ever hope to discover in a university classroom. And don’t even get him started on the time he worked as a bar back at a honky-tonk nightclub in North Carolina. Read "The Barbershop".