Nickels, dimes and the devaluing of the American worker

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Cleaners, busboys, cooks, the people we know are out there behind the scenes, doing the kinds of things that we just can’t imagine doing ourselves; they are the people that are grinding the American gears. How could we get by without them?

In the first chapters of Mrs. Ehrenreich’s adventures, she finds herself trying to work two jobs. Her middle-aged body can’t handle it, and neither can her rent payment. As a waitress by day and housekeeper during the weekends, she struggles to earn enough money just to exist.

People are interesting things. I write about them and what makes them interesting.

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