Nickel and Dimed On (Not) Getting By in America
Publish date: January 1st 2001
Publisher: Metropolitan Bks./Henry Holt
Pages no: 225
Edition language: English
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How to live on so little? As a reporter, she did her research by working as a minimum wage worker. As expected, she couldn't afford a lot of things that she used to, because based on her undercover income, she really can't have nice things. But people still smoke. The constant luxury that both r...
This is the story of Barbara's adventures in working low paid jobs in three different places in the US. She presented herself as an ex-homemaker who was looking for a job and she found herself struggling with the balance of work, rent and food. She found herself struggling with the balance and wit...
#1 You can't possible know how it feels to "not get by" when you know at all times that you can always - always - produce your credit card (full of credit of course) from your wallet and just call it a night and go back to your real life doing whatever it is that you want to do because you can.#2 "N...
This book was enjoyable and the topic was interesting. I just think I would have enjoyed it more if I had read it when it first came out. Today things would be even harder for people who have to find a way to survive making minimum wage.
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