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Barbara Ehrenreich

Ehrenreich is the author of this work. She attempts to find out if single mothers could make ends meet with low-wage jobs and no Welfare assistance.

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Lewis Lapham

Lapham is the editor of Harper’s, with whom Ehrenreich develops the idea for her investigation.

3

Gail

Gail is the “middle-aged wiry waitress” from the Hearthside; she is responsible for training Ehrenreich.

4

Billy

Billy is a cook at the Hearthside. He has a temper and is frequently mean to the female servers.

5

Lionel

Lionel is the Haitian busboy at the Hearthside.

6

Timmy

Timmy is the fourteen-year-old white busboy at the Hearthside.

7

Joan

Joan is the “svelte fortyish hostess” at the Hearthside.

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Phillip

Phillip is a manager at the Hearthside.

9

Stu

Stu is a cook at the Hearthside.

10

Joy

Joy is “a plump, blowsy woman in her early thirties”; she is a manager at Jerry’s.

11

B.J.

B.J. is the other manager at Jerry’s. She is mean and disliked by the employees.

12

Nina

Nina is “a tattooed twenty-something” waitress at Jerry’s.

13

Ellen

Ellen is a waitress who once managed a restaurant in Massachusetts but will not try to manage at Jerry’s because she does not like ordering people around.

14

Lucy

Lucy is in her fifties and easygoing. She is a waitress at Jerry’s.

15

George

George is a nineteen-year-old Czech dishwasher at Jerry’s who has been in the country for only a week when Ehrenreich meets him.

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Millie

Millie is the housekeeping manager.

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Carlotta

Carlotta is a “middle-aged African American woman” who trains Ehrenreich in housekeeping.

18

Linda

Linda is Ehrenreich’s supervisor at the nursing home in Maine. She is “a kindly-looking woman of about thirty.”

19

Pete

Pete is one of the cooks at the nursing home. He quickly befriends Ehrenreich, taking cigarette breaks with her in his car. Ted Ted is Ehrenreich’s boss at Merry Maids; he owns the franchise where Ehrenreich is employed.

20

Tammy

Tammy is the office manager at Merry Maids.

21

Liza

Liza is the leader of the one of the teams Ehrenreich cleans with while working at Merry Maids.

22

Rosalie

Rosalie is a fellow “maid.” She is fresh from high school, and Ehrenreich pesters her about eating healthy food.

23

Pauline

Pauline is another Merry Maids employee. She owns her own home, but sleeps on the couch because her grown children and grandchildren live with her and fill up the bedrooms.

24

Maddy

Maddy, who works for Merry Maids, is “a single mom of maybe twenty-seven or so”; she has difficulties with child care.

25

Holly

Holly is the leader of another team Ehrenreich cleans with while working at Merry Maids.
Got Pregnant and sick and wouldnt leave work
Broke her foot

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Roberta

Roberta is a “bustling platinum-haired woman of sixty or so” who works in personnel at Wal-Mart.

27

Caroline

Caroline is the aunt of Ehrenreich’s friend. Ehrenreich talks with her about what it is really like to live a low-wage lifestyle.

28

Todd

Todd conducts the group interview at Mountain Air.

29

Melissa

Melissa works with Ehrenreich in ladies’ wear. She has only been at Wal-Mart for a few weeks longer than Ehrenreich.

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Ellie

Ellie is “[g]ray-faced and fiftyish.” She is another Wal-Mart employee.