Flashcards in Nickel and Dimed Chapter 1 Deck (60):
Where did she begin her journey?
Key West Florida
What is the problem with being so close?
She is so used to being the consumer that the worker is so much different
Why is she scared to start there?
she lives so close and the chance of familiarity rises
What was she able to spend on living houses?
Where does she finally bank on living?
30 miles away from work for 500$
What jobs would she go for?
jobs like housekeeping that were notfar off from what she did in her own house.
What jobs did she rule out?
jobs like casheirs and hotel desk workers that just stood around.
What pleased her about the first jobs she looked into in Florida?
they all checked her background
What was special about Winn Dixie?
They went through an extensive check with an online interview and various other steps.
What does she believe is a fairly general rule in the work field?
a urine drug test
Why does she not want the job at Winn Dixie?
she says they wouldnt pay her enough.
What is wrong with working at Wendy's?
it doesnt pay that much either
What does she realize about want ads?
she realizes that they just want an extra supply of people just in case a current staff member quits or leaves.
What position calls her back for an interview?
a waitressing job
What money would she make at the restaraunt?
2.15 plus tips
What is the story about the trainers boyfriend at the restaraunt?
he got in a fight and got killed
What is the waitressing job like compared to her writing career?
she has an order for her writing, but waitressing requires you to think on your feet.
What did she forget since she was 18 about waitressing?
she forgot about all of the side work
What does she reveal about her first weeks?
What kind of philosophy did she grow up with?
do it better than it has ever been done before.
Why does she feel bad about messing up?
she knows that the people are vulnerable during those moments and are unable to feed themselves.
What mindset does she begin to have for waitressing?
she begins understanding that she should make it a fine dining experience for everyone
In what way do some of the employees make extra money?
they break management rules and add gratuity to foreign bills.
In what way do servers effect obesity?
they control how much distribution of fat is one the plate.
What begins to happen after a few weeks as a server?
she begins to like the friends she is making and the lifestyle.
Who is her favorite waitress?
joan, a feminist.
What is the one problem with management?
they run everything and only care about the money
What does she have to do to stay away from punishment by management?
always look like she is doing something.
Who is Stu?
What are the new rules being implemented?
random drug tests, locker searching, random meetings
What is the first thing her co-workers are willing to talk about?
Will she be able to make her rent by the second month at her current rate?
What does she have to do?
she has to go out and get another waitressing job
What is wrong with the new place?
it is a complete dump where no hygiene is taken into account
What surprieses her about Jimmy's?
people smoke throughout the restarant (servers), and do not receive a break
What makes her feel like a survivor at Jimmy's?
the servers saying that not alot of people come back after the first day
What does she do after not being able to handle both jobs?
she wants to quit Hearthside, and Gail says she will join her
What does the GM of the hotel, Philip, give gail?
he gives her the opportunity to stay in the hotel parking lot because it is safe
What does Philip say to the narrator when she resigns?
he just wants the polos and aprons back.
What mindset does the narrator have for working at Jimmy's?
she thinks that she has to go as hard as she can for her shift because the people who come to the restaurant are dying.
What is happening as she gets farther and farther into the experiment?
she begins to feel less homesick and writing feels strange
What are the two exceptions to the calm management of Jerry's?
BJ and Joy
What does BJ say to the narrator about her work?
She says the narrator is doing great, but she has to stop getting taken advantage of by customers
What are customers to the food industry?
an obstacle in the path from food to money
What kind of people are the worst for the narrator?
the religious ones
What begins to happen after a few weeks of being at Jimmy's?
The servers begin to form a tight bond with each other.
Who does the narrator talk to alot at Jerry's?
What does the narrator say about George's placement of earing?
it shows he has a different viewpoint
What is her opinion towards BJ?
she hates her
What does the narrator use her money to buy?
a trailer in a trailer park closer to work
What is the new area she moves into known for?
drugs and crime
What changes regarding the hotel bar "Driftwood"?
Employees are no longer allowed there because someone came to work drunk
What busboy tried to steal from the dry storage locker?
What is she saying the common workforce has done to her?
it has changed her life completely
What job does she finally land towards the end of the month?
Is housekeeping everything that she wanted it to be?
not at all
What interested the narrator about housekeeping?
going into rooms to see the secret lives of the people that live there.
What do people say is impossible?
maintaining both a job at the hotel and at Jimmy's
What is the struggle with work sometimes?
when four tables fill up at once and each one judges the other as she goes from one table to the next