Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

Chapter 2



How does Barbara’s boss describe himself in relation to the women that work for him? How does such an attitude better serve the corporation


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Ted, the franchise owner, insists that he has a business to run and it is only through profit that he can provide these ladies with jobs. At times he sounds like he feels he is doing a community service by providing these women with exhausting low-paying jobs.