Social Issues In Nickel And Dimed Essay

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Describe one of the social issues presented in Nickel and Dimed. What is the author's point of view about this issue? What is your point of view? INTRODUCTION: [Hook] (a quote from outside the book about how hard menial jobs are and how hard it is to get enough money). [Introduce the book] Barbara Ehrenreich, the author of Nickel and Dimed, can identify with the majority of people who struggle to pay off expensive rent bills with their low income. She recognizes that single women with no kids and working two jobs find it difficult to make ends meet. Ehrenreich struggles to find and maintain energy throughout the day while working a job that pays $6 an hour. Barbara Ehrenreich, the author of Nickel and Dimed, can identify with the majority of people who struggle to pay off expensive rent bills with their low income. She recognizes that single women with no kids and working two jobs find it difficult to make ends meet. Ehrenreich struggles to find and maintain energy throughout the day while working a job that pays $6 an hour. Ehrenreich finds that rent “is well beyond [her] reach” (Ehrenreich, 13). She sees that…show more content…
These workers aren’t being paid nearly enough as they should be paid for all the hard work that they do. I think they should be given more flexibility in the work area and that their employers should be nicer to them. Like for example how one of the people that Barbara met during her job working as a maid, she was not feeling well the entire time and was still working her hardest without getting any breaks to get better. These workers aren’t even getting paid to at least eat a proper meal or to find good housing to live in. If someone who was raising a child alone, it would be extremely hard and a low paying job that only paid about $6 an hour would not be nearly enough to live off
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