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Prom and Other Hazards fUt because that s what I was at leastor the time I was with themThis book could be brutal and very depressing Luckily Ella Minnow Pea for the reader Ehrenreich has a wonderful sense of humor that she employs to great effect and this takes some of the edge off of the horrible things she is relatingThere were someolks mainly managers and bosses who I wanted to punch in the ace after reading this It s obscene what some corporations get away with and how greatly they take advantage of and exploit their workersOf course people in third world countries probably think the life Ehrenreich is describing is easy living So it s all relative I guessEhrenreich reuently employed Poker fantasies and daydreams to get her through the hell of her daily life during this time period For example when she was a waitress Sometimes I play with theantasy that I am a princess who in penance Swimmy for some tiny transgression has undertaken toeed each of her subjects by hand Or when she is a maid she thinks about some rich people who pay to go to monasteries and do labor to cleanse their soul But she almost breaks when she sees people in real human suffering around her and realizes she is helpless to do anything to ease their suffering One of the most crushing scenes in the book is when a teammate maid that she works with breaks her ankle on the job and just keeps cleaning hobbling around the house and refusing to go to the hospital because she can t afford not to work It s heart rending and Ehrenreich goes through so many emotions unsure of what to do or even what she CAN doThere s a lot of this but that section was the hardest to read aboutEhrenreich is stunned when she realizes that people who work two jobs and have zero luxuries are still in poverty and can t even afford EID food and shelter I thought the book was amazing and highly recommend itor everybody who is an American or lives in America Or is interested in America Whether you are nodding your head because you know what it s like to live in this kind of hell or whether you like Ehrenreich are shocked and appalled by what is really going on with the poor in America this book is a great readThis is definitely a book I will buy I had post it notes on almost every single page and it was brimming with truth humor and emotionPS She only touches briefly on sexual harassment but let me add as a personal aside that there are thousands of women who just grin and bear it and have no recourse but to tolerate this kind of crap on the job because they The Beast Within feel that they have no other choice Despite what the media would have you believe not many people care and certainly no one is going to rescue you or take you out of that situation It is SO damaging and humiliating and degrading and tons of women are just stuck with these kind of working conditionsPPS Again Ehrenreich only briefly touches on this but theood provided to the poor by Uncovered! food pantries is NOTresh ruits and vegetables and healthy stuff It really grates my cheese when people start hating on at people of any class but ESPECIALLY when they are poor people When my The Fantastic Adventures of Baron Munchausen friend who is morbidly obese was raising herive kids as a single mom and living on welfare working two jobs and struggling every day to make ends meet went to the Chess With Carrizo food pantry she was invariably presented with doughnuts bread cookies refried beans etc etc etc That s just what was availablewhat was donated and like Ehrenreich mentions many poor people do NOT have refrigerators orreezers to keep perishable Perpetuas Passion foodreshThe idea that my Learning to Fly an Airplane friend was a raising her 5 children as a single mother b working and c trying to educate herself in order to get a better job WHILEacing hatred prejudice and judgment Death of Today Part II (Death of Today, for being obese just makes me BEYOND FURIOUS Really so so angryEhrenreich herself being a thin woman exhibits signs ofat hatred in this book ranting internally against corpulent Minnesotans and bemoaning The Pigeon Has to Go to School fat peopleor being a burden on her and society I didn t like thisEhrenreich s thinness and how it helps her in this world is never mentioned but let me tell you I think it helped her A LOT and that things would have been vastly different if she were obese and looking Protective Instincts (Instincts, for workperforming the same jobs It would have been evisceratingPPPS This is mentioned in passing aew times but it is SUPER IMPORTANT to remember that Ehrenreich is white and a native English speaker She would be living on a lower level of service hell if these things were not trueOf course if she HAD gone into all this stuff the book would be about 500 pages and not a uick occasionally Ecstasy Unveiled (Demonica funny read And it s important that this read comes off as uick and sometimesunny because this is an important message that needs to be received by as many Americans as possible And non Americans or that matterRE READ 01202016Everyone needs to read this So relevant so important Dear Barbara Ehrenreich How do I resent thee Let me count the ways1 You are a wealthy highly educated person who went on a half assed anthropological slumming vacation2 When said vacation was over you told your coworkers Surprise I m not a poor person after all I M GOING NOW TO m going back now to comfortable lifeand you were surprised that those coworkers were mostly worried about the act that they d have to work the next shift with one less person3 You also were surprised that the aforementioned coworkers were neither impressed nor appreciative that you turned out to be a wealthy highly educated person writing a book about how hard it is to be a poor person 4 You were slightly offended that nobody saw through your waitress costume you assumed that smart people are visually recognizable and it didn t seem to occur to you that real poor people might also be smart and educated5 The experiences you had while pretending to be a poor person may have instilled in you some amount of sympathy or poor people but you will never really know what it s actually like to be poor It was certainly nice enough of you to decide that you shouldn t judge a class of people until you d walked a mile in their shoesbut you only managed to walk about three paces before your eet hurt
and you decided you had seen enough A real poor person does not have a couple you decided you had seen enough A real poor person does not have a couple to start with or to stay afloat between jobs after Almost a Bride finding his or her working conditions intolerable and suddenly uitting Nor does a real poor person when he or she develops some nasty rashrom said intolerable working conditions have a private doctor who will phone in a prescription or soothing ointment Since a poor person does not have access to said doctor he or she has to just suck it up and go to work itchyI m glad that this book might bring some much needed insight to middle and upper class people to whom it had never before occurred that it s actually really shitty to make minimum wage that people working shitty service jobs have bad attitudes or very good reasons that a person can work very hard and still be very poor and that there are myriad external obstacles that keep poor people rom pulling themselves up by their proverbial bootstrapsWhat I am NOT glad about is that this could have been an excellent enlightening book about the less abstract aspects of our country s economic structurebut it was not Instead it was just a nauseatingly narcissistic exploration of the author s personality What many people seem not to understand is among other things that there is not only one kind of poor person or only one kind of working class person that poverty is not just a condition but a cycle and that contemporary poverty is not some ahistorical thing that just recently appeared when people started having poor money management skills and learned how to make crack Contemporary poverty is a result of Capitalism but one doesn t have to be a commie liberal to know thatSure there are many poor people who are crack addicts There are also many many rich people who are coke addicts I m sure that if poor people could afford R by trade” She is a widely read and award winning columnist and the aut Nickel and Dimed 豆瓣 Nickel and Dimed On Not Getting By in America is a book written by Barbara Ehrenreich Written rom her perspective as an undercover journalist it sets out to investigate the impact of the welfare reform act on the working poor in the United States The events related in the book took place between spring and summer The book was The Race for Whats Left first published in by Metropolitan Books Nickel and Dimed Study Guide | Literature Guide | Nickel and Dimed taps into a long American tradition of “muckraking” journalism in which writers investigate abject social conditions and corrupt corporations in order to promote reform The Progressive Era around the turn of the th century was witness to multiple muckraking exposs One of the mostamous was Jacob Riis’s How the Other Half Lives published in which revealed Nickel and Dimed couk Barbara Nickel and Dimed Paperback – Aug by Barbara Ehrenreich Author › Visit 's Barbara Ehrenreich Page search results Back to School for this author Barbara Ehrenreich Author out of stars ratings See allormats and editions Hid.
Barbara Ehrenreich ã 5 SummaryThe two sentence summary of this book is PhD and respected writer decides to ind out how the other two thirds live To this end she goes undercover as an unskilled laborer at three minimum wage jobs waitress Wal mart employee and Merry Maid each in a different city each Anya's Ghost for one monthThings I likedThe premise Things I hated1 Her shocked tone of discovery Newsflash Living on minimum wage is hardnigh on impossible Educated people have it pretty easy comparatively Entry level minimum wage work is kind of demeaning2 Her colonial anthropologist among the natives style that came across to me as super patronizing Don t these people understand that easy office jobs are just on the other side of a college degree Don t they understand history enough toight Ordeal at Blood River for unions3 Her total shock that no oneound her out as an educated person Working in a diner in the next town over she was never recognized Shock4 This mostly just lost her style points but she made a point to always have a working car it wasn t HER car but she rented a working car in every city she went to and had a thousand two thousand dollars of start up capital to pay Roller Derby Requiem: A Sports Writers Retrospective on the Life and Untimely Death of the Banked-Track Spectacle first and last months rent and eat while waitingor a job I think her cover story which again she was hurt when no one asked El secreto de la noche forcared about was that she was a newly divorcedormer stay at home wife on her own The Girl King for theirst time so I guess it s conceivable she would have had a little cushion but I would have ound it much interesting if she d actually committed to the premise a little Especially because she was there such a short time I know that working minimum wage jobs isn t un but couldn t you commit to than a month What do you Long Distance Relationship find out in a month5 This is really the one that gets me at the end of her time with the Merry Maids she comes out to her co workers telling them that really she s a PhD And writing a book The main response is So you won t be here to cover your shift tomorrow Once again she is shocked and hurt But man if there was ever a teaching moment she s been working with these women at back breaking soul sucking workor no pay and she s surprised that they re worried about how they re going to get though the next day AGHAnd also WTF was she spending money on I m also a single healthy person with no debt or dependents and a working car and I spend less than a thousand dollars a month sustaining my life style I don t think I live THAT cheaplyIt just seemed like she was writing The Earls Dilemma from this privileged bubble of white upper crust academia that I didn t know existed She was presenting as astonishingindings what I assume to be The Art of Syntax facts of lifeor a majority of peopleSo That is why I didn t like this book My mom on the other hand who has actually worked as a waitress to support herself loved it Okay I suddenly got a Like on my non review of this book so I m going to say a Orange More Awphul Poetry few words about it which I ve thought off and onor a whileI ve seen very put downish reviews here on GR about the book and so about the authorIt s held that Ehrenreich was a Condor fake had no idea what the working poorace was just trying to make a buck off them the book totally discredited because she had money and could just walk away when she was inished or if she got in trouble yada yada This sort of misses the obvious that her audience was not the working poor She didn t write a book saying to them Hey look at me I took on your world and here I am ine again with royalties in my pocketUh her audience was people like me people like most of those wal When this book came out I was working in a busy bookstore in a شب یک شب دو fairly small town We had a stack of them at the counter and I read bits on my breaks While I was glad to see a popular book addressing the problems of the working poor I couldn t help buteel like she d taken a vacation in my life and then made a bunch of money writing a book about it something she could only have achieved because she had already been in a position of privilege Your average house cleaner lacking an advanced degree and a publishing advance to live on while writing couldn t have written it And while it s unarguably a Good Thing to have anyone speak up Adventures with a Microscope for the voiceless masses did the low paid workers of America get anything tangible out of it At any rate I was standing at the counter one night when a well dressed couple came in The woman pointed at the book with excitement Look honey that s the book she said The one where she took all those terrible jobs I heard she even worked as a WAITRESS Her tone expressed incredulous horror Then in unison they bothroze and ever so slowly looked up at me I had on my best customer service poker Thinking Persons Guide to Autism face but they looked mortified andled without buying anything I ve had a lingering dislike or the book ever since warning a nerve has been touchedI have experience working with and researching programs that aid the poor and working poor I hated this book The only role it could play is as a weak talking piece or starting up serious discussion about the struggles and needs of the poorBarbara Ehrenreich may have stepped outside her comfort zone and into the world of the working poor but she did it with an educated background with money just in case with a pompous attitude and w I m going to step on some toes here and I apologize if I do I AM one of the working poor that she talks about here and I DO believe in pulling myself up and making a better life A Truck Marked Flammable for myself But what I want to know is this Unless you have been where I am how can you comment How can you also call her a bleeding heart Is this a countryor the haves only And the have nots just have not uhh uhh I just don t understand We got an election coming up and some Song of Summer folks areussing about this country even entertaining about health care or EVERY American So let me ask again this country is not or the Physics on the Fringe free and brave butor those who just have it Personally I Mundos Simultâneos found the bookactual to a point On what I make unless the housing is subsidized I cannot live there plain and simple does that make me proud to say no just realistic You cannot make a living pay bills and rent and eat on less than 1500 a month much less 1000 unless you really got a little someone to help you here Her staying in a place didn t seem that realistic me although she did Make Some Allowances But allowances but she had to because after all you just cannot do it on a minimum wage salary unless you have a roomie or man or both I have read in Donald Trump and Robert Kiyoski s book that the middle class in this country is shrinking and that we as a people should either stay poor and that is ood or serious thoughtFOOTNOTEI thank each of you whether you were with me or not in this review that is ok I never got this MUCH reviews on a book that is interesting to say the least I am still getting by in this country but Lord knows I am working hard to get away My Dysfunctional Family Tree from it thanks again Ehrenreich a woman who has a PhD goes undercover working low paying jobs to see if one can earn a living with such work in AmericaOne can tShe tries to make ends meet on theollowing jobs waitressing hotel housekeeping Maid Service nursing home attendant and Wal Mart employee often working two jobs at a timeThis shocking expos reveals the horrific conditions that the working poor toil under Well at least they re shocking to someone who s never had to struggle to make ends meet and put ood on the tableThere s always this niggling knowledge that Ehrenreich can pick up and leave at any time that this is still an experiment to her Of course people who work two minimum wage jobs and live out of their car do not have this luxury However I eel like Ehrenreich realizes this and is respectful of it not that she s looking down on the poor or slumming it There s no way Creative Selection: Inside Apple's Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs for example to pretend to be a waitress theood either gets to the table or not People know me as a waitress a cleaning person a nursing home aide or a retail clerk not because I acted like one Nickel and Dimed On Not Getting By In America In her book Nickel and Dimed On Not Getting By In America journalist Barbara Ehrenreich conducted ethnographic research to study what it’s like to be a low wage worker in the United States Ehrenreich took an immersive approach to her research she worked in low wage jobs such as ood service and housecleaning in order to better understand these workers’ lives Nickel and dime | Definition of Nickel and dime at Nickel and dime definition of little or no importance; trivial; petty a nickel and dime business that soon olded See Nickel and Dimed The New York Times Web Archive Nickel and Dimed On Not Getting By in America By BARBARA EHRENREICH Metropolitan Books Read the Review Serving in Florida Mostly out of laziness I decide to start my low wage life in the town nearest to where I actually live Key West Florida which with a population of about is elbowing its way up to the status of a genuine city The downside of amiliarity I soon realize is “Nickel and Dimed On Not Getting By in America” Social and political activist Barbara Ehrenreich describes herself as “a myth buste. Eal cocaine they would buy that instead of crack but alas good cocaine is too expensive I Am René, the Boy / Soy René, el niño for poor drug addicts who make bad decisions People who are not poor make many of the same decisions that poor people do like acuiring a drug habit or having children or uitting a job One big difference is that people with enough money can afford to make bad decisions Another big difference is that your lifeeels a hell of a lot different when you don t have an easy out Maybe working as a waitress is kind of The Kingdom Of God fun and interesting and not too stressful if you know you ll only be doing it until you get bored It s another thing entirely when your only other real long term option seems to be some other kind of awful service job and when you know that this is your life not a breakrom your real job and real life When you Operations Strategy feel tired and desperate and angry and resigned all the time when every day you perform the emotional and physical labor of serving people who treat you like shit and pay you practically nothing how are you supposed to gather enough energy and hope to seek out a better life You probably can t Instead you probably are going to buy some beer or weed and enjoy theew moments of your life that you can Maybe that s a bad decisionor maybe it s just a survival strategy This book seriously pissed me off Normally I don t write reviews Red Haired Snow White, Vol. 01 for books that I loathe but I m making an exceptionor this one It has enjoyed tremendous popularity and thus has misinformed a whole lot of peopleIn the late 1990s the author I ve enjoyed some of her other books decided to explore the challenges of low wage American workers by pretending to live and work like one of them in three areas of the country She gave herself a small amount of cash at the start of each journey as well as a car Her own car in the Blood of the Neko (Neko first city a Rent A Wreck in the other two She decided that if she ran out of money couldn t payor shelter she would declare the experiment a Bride of the Swamp Beast failure and go home rather than try to live and work as a homeless person as so many areorced to do She always had access to health care and used it once when plagued by a maddening rash She Surrender to Us (Surrender, found jobs as a waitress house cleaner nursing home aide Wal Mart employee and hotel maidound an efficiency apartment or other place to live and set about trying to make a livingIn other words she went slumming wrote a shallow book about it and made the bestseller listI think this book is voyeuristic poverty pornIt s also an insult to the millions of people she thought she was trying to portray with compassion and understanding And while many readers and reviews ound the book to be an eye opening experience ull of riveting grit Newsweek I Malware Detection feel sheailed those readers as well as the people she was working with She barely scratched the surface of the lives of the poorFirst of all she should have stayed in one place and dug deeply instead of skimming along the surface You Only Love Once (The Bow St. Agents: Spies in Love, for aew weeks and then moving on If she had done that she would have had a much better opportunity to get to know the people she was writing about People struggling in poverty are part of a community Understanding the strengths and challenges of that community is critical to understanding their world Getting to know people enough to with their permission explore the generational cycles of poverty would have reuired time and commitment Payback Time from her too It would madeor a truly groundbreaking book instead of an over padded magazine assignmentSecond she should have risen to the challenge to not have a car That is an incredible rare luxury or people earning minimum wage and it distorted her experiment Third she should have sucked it up and gone to the emergency room with that rash if it was so bad Instead she took advantage of her privilege and missed the opportunity to explore in depth how health issues and lack of insurance not to mention malnutrition help trap people in povertyAnd she never examined the challenges aced by Beisbol En Abril y Otras Historias/Baseball in April and Other Stories families trying to get their kids educated in school systems that are disgracefully underfunded by property taxes and have been abandoned by politiciansThere s of course but I ve got to get my blood pressure down or I ll never go to sleep Thanksor reading through this rantPS For the record I spent several large hunks of my life living in poor rural areas saw my parents go hungry to Song of the Talanton feed us suffered through having electricity heat and phone service shut off and experienced years of housing uncertainty when I was a kid I have close relatives who still live in the world this books claims to portray That s probably where my rage comesrom Here s a down and dirty assessment of Nickel and Dimed by Barbara EhrenreichFirst the positive Interesting premise writer decides to try to live on the wages that unskilled workers waitresses homehotel cleaners department store Walmart or instance clerks earn to see if she can do it and see if she
LEARNS ANYTHING IN THE PROCESS SHEanything in the process She some very unethical even illegal employer practices such as withholding a worker s irst paycheck until the second pay period She notes some of the problems experienced by low wage workers that aren t or may not be experienced at higher levels of employment eg lack of healthcare benefits being unable to live in an apartment because of cost prohibitive security deposits almost universal drug testing as prereuisite to employment etc Funny anecdotes about her experiences on the other side She appears to have done some outside research besides her own experiences and observationsThen the negative The reader recognizes immediately that this writer is a liberal specifically a bleeding heart socialist To those of us on the right this is a red Cajun Rose flag we know what in the end she ll advocate Besides the dreck that comesrom that ideology is just annoying She makes comments about the nurturing aspects of smoking that I Bad Girl find vomit worthy Part of the whole getting out of poverty thing is making some good choices continuing an expensive nicotine habit isn t one of them Ms Ehrenreich breezes past this obvious expense and instead philosophizes about it Gaack Dittoor children I never buy the whole thing that poor people can t read don t have the brain power or self control to limit their reproduction Children are expensive and in having them in a marriage or not without thought to all the costs associated with merely keeping them alive not to mention THEIR uture people are essentially dooming them to the same life and poverty that they currently experience I mean if you as a parent don t have reliable healthcare it s one thing but your kids will definitely need it so why are you jeopardizing their health Oh yeah Medicaid She has a PERMISSIVE ATTITUDE TOWARD DRUG USE AND EVEN ADMITS TO attitude toward drug use and even admits to indiscretion of that sort during her experiment She buys and uses products that mask or lush evidence of the drug use That whole business is not going to lend credibility to your whole argument whatever the argument is And drugs are an expense She always has a car rent a wreck in her words during her experiment Expense Now some of the locations she works do demand personal transportation but she purposely steers clear of big cities with public transportation Hmm She never tries to coordinateshare living arrangements and pool resources After all she DOES have her limits in this experiment The biggest problem with her experiment is that it is just an experiment she can return to her comfy upper middle class life while demanding that the government do something about the minimum wage and povertyYeah I could go on but you get the general picture I would give this read a C readable but there are some reservations Very uick explanation of the premise of this one a woman who is a writerjournalist is talking to her publisher about what she wants to write about next and says someone ought to write a book about how hard it is to get by on the minimum wage in America The pub. E other Games People Play formats and editions Price Newrom Used Red Tape Murder (86150) from Hardcover Please retry Paperback Please retry Download Nickel and Dimed PDF Free Read Online Like Nickel and Dimed is a book written in a very efficient and in a very great manner The content of this book is not onlyor the biography lovers but if you love to read the creative content then this is the book you are looking or Talking about the story of the book The book is going to tell us about the work of the author of the book as an undercover journalist There is a very Nickel and dimed definition of nickel and dimed Define nickel and dimed nickel and dimed synonyms nickel and dimed pronunciation nickel and dimed translation English dictionary definition of nickel and dimed Informal adj Involving or paying only a small amount of money a nickel and dime job Minor; small time a nickel and dime operation run out of a Nickel and dimed definition of nickel and dimed by The Free Dictionary Nickel and Dimed In America pbsorg Nickel and Dimed In America Between and I went to three different cities and tried to support myself on the wages I could earn as an entry level worker.