Francie’s supervisor who later marries Miss Armstrong. He then promotes Francie to Miss Armstrong’s former position as the city reader. He pays Francie much less than his other employees but gives her a raise of twenty dollars a week, which seems like a lot to Francie, though it is still less than what he would have had to pay one of the other file clerks for the same job. During the war, he loses most of his staff to the Civil Service and lays off those who remain. He, Miss Armstrong, and Francie perform the remaining work before he shuts down the bureau altogether.
The Boss at Model Press Clipping Bureau Character Timeline in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
The timeline below shows where the character The Boss at Model Press Clipping Bureau appears in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...special city reader. Once, in the washroom, Francie overhears someone saying that Miss Armstrong is the boss ’s mistress. Francie thinks this may be on account of Miss Armstrong’s lovely legs. Francie... (full context)