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The Resource Nickel and dimed : on (not) getting by in America, Barbara Ehrenreich

Nickel and dimed : on (not) getting by in America, Barbara Ehrenreich

Label
Nickel and dimed : on (not) getting by in America
Title
Nickel and dimed
Title remainder
on (not) getting by in America
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Ehrenreich
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Millions of Americans work full-time, year-round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, the author decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that a job, any job could be the ticket to a better life. But how does anyone survive, let alone prosper, on six to seven dollars an hour? To find out, she left her home, took the cheapest lodgings she could find, and accepted whatever jobs she was offered as a woefully inexperienced homemaker returning to the workforce. So began a grueling, hair raising, and darkly funny odyssey through the underside of working America. Moving from Florida to Maine to Minnesota, she worked as a waitress, a hotel maid, a cleaning woman, a nursing home aide, and a Wal-Mart sales clerk. Very quickly, she discovered that no job is truly "unskilled," that even the lowliest occupations require exhausting mental and muscular effort. She also learned that one job is not enough; you need at least two if you intend to live indoors
Cataloging source
BKL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ehrenreich, Barbara
Dewey number
305.569/092
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD4918
LC item number
.E375 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Minimum wage
  • Unskilled labor
  • Poverty
  • Working poor
Label
Nickel and dimed : on (not) getting by in America, Barbara Ehrenreich
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A Metropolitan/Owl book."
  • Includes reader's guide
  • First published in hardcover in 2001 by Metropolitan Books"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Getting ready
  • Serving in Florida
  • Scrubbing in Maine
  • Selling in Minnesota
  • Evaluation
  • Reader's guide
Control code
ocm49642555
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Owl books edition.
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9780805063899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)49642555
Label
Nickel and dimed : on (not) getting by in America, Barbara Ehrenreich
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A Metropolitan/Owl book."
  • Includes reader's guide
  • First published in hardcover in 2001 by Metropolitan Books"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Getting ready
  • Serving in Florida
  • Scrubbing in Maine
  • Selling in Minnesota
  • Evaluation
  • Reader's guide
Control code
ocm49642555
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Owl books edition.
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9780805063899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)49642555

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