Nickel and Dimed: On Not Getting by in America Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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"Introduction: Getting Ready"

* Barbara Ehrenreich, the author, works for the New Yorker.

* The author makes up some rules for herself for the assignment she is given.

* The author is concerned it will be hard to hide her education and her background.

Chapter 1, "Serving in Florida"

* The author starts submitting applications in Key West after securing an apartment.

* The author gets a job at Hearthside as a waitress.

* The author enjoys learning about people.

* The managers at the restaurant are watching all the time.

* The author realizes she needs to get another job and gets hired at Jerry's.

* The author ends up quitting Hearthside over being scolded for having soup.

* Barbara decides she needs to move closer in order to save on gas money, finding a tiny trailer.

* The author lands a housekeeping job.

* The author ends up walking out of Jerry's.

Chapter 2, "Scrubbing in Maine".

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