J.B.Priestley’s play, An Inspector Calls - Eva Smith's Diary
12th September 1910
That's it! I'm not taking any more. A few other girls and me, who are sick of the terrible money, are going on strike. He'll have to raise our weekly wage then won't he; well …show more content…
2nd December 1910
Today was my first day at Millwards. The customers and the shop assistance I worked with were all really friendly. I enjoyed working for once. Beautiful clothes and smart people surrounded me. The pay is a little bit better than at the factory; well of course it would be because Mr. Birling is just a tight, stuck-up old man! He only cares about money. I have no idea how his wife can live with him, I certainly never could. I had the most wonderful meal at Millwards. I'm so happy! I feel like someone again and not something.
28th January 1911
I can't believe this; I've been sacked from Millwards. This is terrible. Somebody complained about me. How could they complain about me though? I haven't done anything wrong at all. Someone's obviously been making up a pack of lies, haven't they? Yet again, I'm cold, hungry, soon homeless if I don't get some money together, all because
I've been sacked for the second time. My life's not worth living.
Every time something good happens it always ends up going wrong. I want a fresh start, I believe things will be better then. And I'm going to start the changes by changing my name to Daisy Renton.