A worker at a McDonald’s in Colorado’s Front Range, Zamot is high-school-aged, and puts in long hours with little supervision at the store. Although Schlosser describes Zamot’s job as repetitive and difficult, with low pay, still he says that Zamot is mostly happy with the work, as it provides pocket change for her to pay for her car and other incidental expenses.
Elisa Zamot Quotes in Fast Food Nation
The Fast Food Nation quotes below are all either spoken by Elisa Zamot or refer to Elisa Zamot. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page and citation info for the quotes below refers to the Mariner edition of Fast Food Nation published in 2012.).
Chapter 3: Behind the Counter Quotes
Every Saturday Elisa Zamot gets up at 5:15 in the morning. It’s a struggle, and her head feels groggy as she steps into the shower. Her little sisters, Cookie and Sabrina, are fast asleep in their beds. . . .
Elisa Zamot Character Timeline in Fast Food Nation
The timeline below shows where the character Elisa Zamot appears in Fast Food Nation. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 3: Behind the Counter