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Nickel and Dimed After reading the book Nickel and Dimed I have come to realize how much work low wage workers actually do I have worked in a fast food restaurant only once and it was hard work but I did not get a major feel for the field because I was not there for very long Barbara Ehrenreich did a good job as far as showing people or telling people how it is to work in the low wage field but it was hard for me to get a real perception of everything because I knew in the back of my mind that she was not really a low wage worker I do not understand why a wealthy woman would want to go out into the world and pretend to be a woman in poverty but by doing this I think that she made many people realize how much low wage workers work and what they do for so many people I have never lived in poverty but I have also never lived a considerably wealthy life From reading this book my perceptions of poverty and prosperity have pretty much stayed the same Many times I associate fast food workers with poverty or when I see an elderly woman working at WalMart I also associate that with poverty I cannot recall a time that I ever thought that the sixty year old checker at WalMart could possibly be rich As horrible as it may sound I usually unconsciously think that anyone that works in any low wage job must be in some state of poverty I do appreciate what these people do for society but at the same time I am not going to feel sorry for these people either I do not think that low wage workers should in any way be disrespected but at the same time as much as people will argue this point everyone has a choice in what they
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