George is a 19-year-old Czech dishwasher at Jerry’s restaurant. He is eager to learn English, and Ehrenreich befriends him. He is accused of stealing from the stock room and fired without being allowed to defend himself.
What does management do to George when they suspect him of theft *?
After management discovers that a few items have gone missing, George is a suspect in the theft. The stolen items are never revealed by management, and Ehrenreich is convinced that George is innocent. Upper management decides to fire George, but to allow him to work until the end of the week.
Why was Stu fired Nickel and Dimed?
Barbara moves out of the trailer park and gives her keys to Gail. Gail tells her that Stu had been fired, apparently for ordering crack while still in the restaurant and trying to pay from the register.
Who is Pete in Nickel and Dimed?
Pete – Pete is one of the cooks at the nursing home. He quickly befriends Ehrenreich, taking cigarette breaks with her in his car. Ted Ted is Ehrenreich’s boss at Merry Maids; he owns the franchise where Ehrenreich is employed.
Where did Gail live in nickel and dimed?
She had moved from New York to Florida to completely start over; she now lives in Minneapolis and offers help and friendship to Barbara.
What is the conclusion of nickel and dimed?
Ehrenreich ends by saying that she believes someday low-wage workers will tire of their lifestyles. They will demand higher wages; they will strike. Notes – In this final chapter, Ehrenreich provides an overall analysis of her project and draws together the observations she has made throughout the book.
What is the theme of nickel and dimed?
Labor. In Nickel and Dimed, Barbara sets out to experience the working life of low-wage laborers first-hand. She is, of course, interested in poverty in general—as a journalist, Barbara had covered the topic extensively before writing this book—but here she is particularly concerned with the plight of the working poor.