The Pursuit Of The American Dream Ehrenreich Analysis

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The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream Analysis
Many human resources don’t acknowledge resumes anymore. In fact, many of the companies offer survival jobs instead of the job you’re actually applying to, therefore causing downsize. I know you may be thinking what’s a survival job? A survival job is any job you can obtain in order to put food on your table. Housekeeping, taxi driving or car detailing to name a few, are survival jobs that offer minimum wage or tips and no source of benefits.
In They Say I Say” Barbara Ehrenreich author of “The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream” claims that:
Stories of white-collar downward mobility cannot be brushed off as easily as account of blue-collar economic woes, which the hard-hearted traditionally
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Her future plan was to move to a new area with a small amount of resources, find a minimum wage job and a place to live and establish a living. She was searching for understanding into the working poor who represent a large part of American workers, and increased since welfare reform. She had the opportunity to be their spokeswoman, but instead she was too caught up in complaining about her own uneasiness. Barbara Ehrenreich 's intentions are good however, I 'm just not clear that she has the correct outlook or knowledge to write an accurate depiction of what it 's like to try to live off a low paying job. Her premise is that no one can have a decent living while working for minimum wage, and I agree it 's very difficult. But she believed that before she started her experiment, and I don 't think she learned anything new from her ventures in the world of low paying jobs. She only investigated for facts that confirmed what she already believed, and in the end, she continued placing blame on the workers who probably feel imprisoned in a condition they don 't know how to leave. I personally, have worked for a minimum wage job and I can definitely say that it’s hard to live and do what you desire to do. However, living off minimum wage is possible if you have great time management and money management. Many college students go through their whole college careers balancing work and school and most of them work blue-collar jobs. Ehrenreich is a science PhD who becomes involved in other low end jobs and acts like she 's the only educated person who does these jobs. I am pursuing a bachelor’s degree, come from an upper-middle class family, and chose to work as a retail associate at Best Buy making minimum wage because it fits into my career goals as an electronic engineer. Moreover, I’ll be going to professional school to work in a field of technology. I have to work 40-80 hours a week, multiple low-paying
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