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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What city in Maine does Barbara choose for her next working location during her assignment?
2. The _____________ market proves to be a challenge in the city Barbara moves to in Minnesota.
3. According tot he ACLU, the process of drug testing ___________ improve the chances of screening out addicts.
4. Who does Barbara have to hide from when she is trying to make a last ditch effort to find a place to stay when in Minnesota?
5. The thing Barbara hates to clean most of all is _________ in the bathrooms of their customers.
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Barbara's living arrangement when she first gets into town in Minneapolis?
2. Why does the author decide to go to Maine for her next working assignment?
3. When Barbara goes back to Wal-Mart in order to fill out a new test, what happens when she gets a few wrong?
4. What does the author admit to doing which is making her a little nervous about the drug test she needs to take?
5. When Barbara's skin breaks out in an odd rash, what does her boss seem to think the problem is?
6. What is the one upside of the Twin Lakes apartment that compels Barbara to sign up for a lease there?
7. What does the author do on a night when she has nothing to do and no money to spend on entertainment?
8. What does Menards offers to Barbara eventually when they call up to hire her?
9. What comes in the emergency food package that Barbara eventually gets from the Community Emergency Assistance Program?
10. Describe what 'time theft' is according to Wal-Mart and its slick produced videos that the author watches during orientation.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The management styles described in the book are commonplace for those who have already had minimum wage jobs, it seems.
Part 1: Why do you think managers in the book feel they need to be as demanding as they are?
Part 2: Do you think the managers are consciously trying to manipulate their workers? Why or why not?
Part 3: Do you think it's possible to be a fair and balanced manager when you are managing minimum wage workers? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
While it might be no surprise that Wal-Mart doesn't want to have labor unions in their store, it's more surprising that workers aren't more motivated to get involved
Part 1: Why do you think Wal-Mart doesn't want to have labor unions and organizations in their stores?
Part 2: Why do you think employees at Wal-Mart are scared to begin talks for labor union support in their stores?
Part 3: Is the risk of losing one's job worth it in order to get a labor organization in a store? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Barbara seems to be a good person, someone who looks out for others and even stands up for them when they are being taken advantage of.
Part 1: Do you think Barbara is a good person? Why or why not?
Part 2: Do you think Barbara would have stood up for Holly, for example, if she had actually had to rely on her job for money?
Part 3: How do you think Barbara's assignments affected the way she interacted with the other workers? Or didn't it?
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