Flashcards in Nickel and Dimed Evaluation Deck (29):
Why does Barbara give herself a round of applause?
she accomplished all the jobs she tried very satisfactory.
What does she realize about all jobs?
all perfect some sort of skill.
What were some of her "Moments of Glory"?
She was able to feed the whole alzheimer ward, help other maids if she finished her tasks quickly, and possibly continue to work a year or two at Walmart.
What was the tricky part of being good to work with at such a labor level?
she had to be fast but thorough but not so thorough that she angered her fellow co workers.
What is barbara proud of?
that she never collapsed from exhaustion.
What rating does she giver herself as a worker?
a B or B+
How did she do at life in general while working?
she spent her money conservatively, and even kept food down to a minimum.
How much money did she have left over from Key West?
Where was she most successful in balancing money?
What does she reveal about Minnesota?
she was defeated
What does she say the relation is between wages and rents?
Wages are too low for the high rents
What is wrong with the location of the employees compared to their jobs?
they are too far away
What did people base poverty off of?
the need for food
What would economists say to Barbara when she would call complaining about wages?
they would say that wages were going up.
How did the Maid's owner cover up his lack of increasing wages?
he said that their hours make up for the wages.
What will companies offer their workers instead of pay raises?
food and shelter benefits
What is one thing employers can always count on?
people talking about the money they get from their place of business
What do companies not what employees to do?
compare wages with different companies and positions.
What surprosed Barbara the most aboiut the work force?
they gave up their self-respect
What was Barbara's least favorite part about the way applicants got jobs?
the pee test where people would have to pee in a cup in the presence of an aid.
How many workers are fired for being a part of a Union per year?
How do people relate to animals in reference to being called a "low wage worker"?
People react horribly to being referred to as "low wage worker" because this means that they are at the bottom of the food chain. Similarly, animals tend to suffer periods of depression if they are not doing well in their group. Some even do not fight in self defense.
What did Barbara realize about the generalization abvout low wage workers?
none of them were drug addicts or theives.
What has she come to the conclusion of about wages?
people need to make more than what they are now.
What is the working living wage that economists figured?
14$ an hour for an adult and two children.
How much percent of people are not getting the needed 14$ an hour?
How does Barbara believe we should see the pverty of people?
as a state of emergency.
How does she feel now that she is back?
she feels like her needs are being met without her lifting a finger.