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    Barbara Ehrenreich decided to see how her life would be if she had to work for low wages. Ehrenreich, first, decided she was going live near Key West, Florida. Next, Ehrenreich tried to find a job with the ads she had acquired. She then went to the hotels and supermarkets, which were in the ads, in order to get a job. Ehrenreich obtained a job, as a waitress, at a place she supposedly called Hearthside. Barbara Ehrenreich discussed the various people that she worked with at Hearthside, and how she kept herself busy in order to avoid getting more work from the manger. While Ehrenreich worked a Hearthside there were some drug related problems that occurred, and the employees were subjected to random drug test. She also explained how housing was a topic that caused a disturbance in the lives of the people working at Hearthside.…

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    audience or create trust with a speaker or writer, rhetoric is used in almost all of these situations. In “Nickel and Dimmed” by Barbara Ehrenreich, Ehrenreich employs rhetoric to create logic and reasoning, to create an emotional connection with the audience, and to build trust with the audience in order to support the claim that it is basically impossible to live off of minimum wage. By using these rhetorical tools, the audience feels more connected to the story and they understand the…

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    first dose of reality when I accepted a temporary position for Black Friday at the store my mom still works. Something similar is addressed in Barbara Ehrenreich 's article “Selling…

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    Nickel and Dimed, written by Barbara Ehrenreich, is about a middle-classed woman who does an experiment with the poverty in America. Barbara Ehrenreich workers as an author, but also has a Ph.D. With roughly 45 million Americans living below the poverty level, Ehrenreich attempts to work in three different states, at different jobs working for only minimum wage. She sets a few rules for herself that she is not allowed to break to keep her living situation as minimalist as possible and save…

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    Also, they measure their success on their actions and not on the environment. Barbara Ehrenreich essay, “Serving in Florida”. "I can do this two-job thing, is my theory, if I can drink enough caffeine and avoid getting distracted by George 's ever more obvious suffering”.(277) The author infers that with perseverance she can accomplish anything and open her chances to succeed. Moreover, she mentions that she needs to guard herself to not look at others who are stuck in an-ever-ending suffering.…

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    Nickel and Dimed on (NOT) Getting by in America, by Barbara Ehrenreich, is a journey into the low working class in the United States. Ehrenreich leaves her “normal” life in the upper-middle class, to investigate poverty by entering the low-wage class. Throughout the book, she moves city to city, with just enough money to get her started, and a desire to work. She discovers that many of these low paying jobs are “physically demanding, some of them even damaging if performed month after month,”…

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    Barbara Ehrenreich’s in her book, Nickel, and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America, argues that it is nearly impossible to live in America, work a minimum wage job, and make enough money to feed, clothe, and house a family. Ehrenreich reveals the problems of economic issues that the working class faces. A family “. . . earning nearly $40,000 a year, which makes them officially ‘middle class’ . . .” (Ehrenreich 131) should not be living in a poor neighborhood. The block is infested with drug…

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    Ehrenreich and Co-workers In the novel, Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich, she leaves her life as a well off journalist to become a low- wage worker. Throughout her experience she comes to realize it is much tougher to maintain herself with minimum wage, than she thought it would be. At first she doesn’t see herself the same as the other blue collar workers but then realizes she has become exactly like them. Although Barbara Ehrenreich begins her journey as a low-wage worker with…

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    mind: To persuade the target audience. In the books Scratch Beginnings by Adam Shepard and Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich, there are several instances in which both authors use specific styles of rhetoric to persuade the audience to side with certain issues endure throughout their books. The goal of each author is to get the target audience to sympathize more with the issues they have faced. The authors begin by describing the issue and how they either struggle or overcome it. The…

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    them to prosper? In Barbara Ehrenreich’s book Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America, Ehrenreich investigates this question by living as a low-wage worker for three months in cities around the United States. Her experiences teach her that as her jobs change, so does her place in society. Nickel and Dimed effectively argues that low-wage jobs severely restrict the workers’ mobilities and that American society does not properly support the poor. Instead, it forces citizens to live…

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