Nickel and Dimed: On Not Getting by in America - Closing remarks, "Evaluation" Summary & Analysis

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The author takes the last few pages to consider how well she has done as a low-wage worker. First, she has to say that none of these supposedly unskilled jobs comes easy to her. She is able to do all the jobs in the allotted time, but not quickly and not professionally. One serious challenge of the work is finding out the society and social aspects of each new job, whom to trust, what to watch out for. From the bottom of the heap, information about how to succeed in a job is hard to discover and low-wage workers frequently must change jobs and get to understand a completely new corporate culture in a short period.

Second, she learns that low wage workers need to be quick and thorough, but not so good that they set a...

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