In the introduction it also explains that she did not came from a family that is well-off family. She said that her sister …show more content…
This faces her that there is a high turnover even if the salary is low. This shows her that companies only collects employee’s application so that when someone resigns they can easily be replaced. This reveals to her that she can’t choose her job leaving her with a job as a waitress even if she applied as a housekeeper.
She works for Hearthside with $2.43 per hour plus tips. This shows us that some employees might make less because of what the companies are doing. Additionally, being a waitress is not that easy because customers ae seasonal and dealing with other people mood is not the easiest thing.
When she started she came in the restaurant with Billy acting wild and Gail trying to teach her how the job works. Here she realizes that it is not easy to be incompetent in a job. She has to learn how to sweep, scrub and the touch screen computer for ordering. Even if her job was not the easiest she still tried to pour herself into it like what her father have taught …show more content…
This made her realize that being poor does not give you any control.
Barbara looks for a second job. She finds this job at Jerry’s and applies as a housekeeper but ends up as a waitress. Here she also realized that the skin color affected your job. She expects to earn more money here because it has four times more customers than her previous job.
In Jerry’s Barbara shows that it was not the best place to work in. The environment for the workers aren’t clean, the sink is clogged, servers use their hands, counters are filled with sinks and there is no breakroom. She also narrated that people would go in the restaurant in groups of fifties riding a bus. In simpler words this is not the ideal working environment. She stayed there for 2 days and went to hearthside after her shift at Jerry’s.
Sticking with the rule of getting the highest paid job, she pushed through with Jerry’s. That made her body ache and drink medications but the thing is that they don’t have real insurance. In Jerry’s her boss joy complimented her but she said that she must avoid having long conversations with the customers because this leads to some minor changes in their