Based on Beth's disclosure that Eli acted inappropriately in the past, Rick spent much of the next two days speaking with witnesses, including the building concierge, the day property manager, and all the front desk clerks
We met only one defender of communism during our visit, a taxi driver whom a hotel desk clerk
called for us.
This gives the desk clerks
time to restore the keys in their slots before the afternoon rush of new guests.
Two desk clerks
run the switchboard and attend to guests.
In recent days, desk clerks
at several inexpensive hotels near the city's downtown bus terminal have said in interviews that they had been questioned in the last month by federal agents looking for Kaczynski.
The union says it cannot organize about 285 workers - including waitresses, cooks, bellmen, housekeepers and front desk clerks
- because hotel management intimidates any employee who appears to sympathize with the union.
But desk clerk
jobs do not require the flipping of heavy mattresses or exposure to cleaning chemicals that can lead to respiratory and other health problems.