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Jonas was working but disappears from his job. Stanislovas Lukoszaite works as well but gets frost bite on his fingers. He goes back to the killing floors but finds that the boss was forced to give his job away. Jurgis no longer has “the same fine confidence” and looks tired and beaten down while waiting in the lines for work. There is no work for him. Now he is a “second-hand...damaged article...and they did not want him.” Jurgis has become another of the “worn-out parts of the great merciless packing-machine....” Because Jurgis has a family to support, he faces dire poverty.