One of my main objections that I have with this book is that it doesn't present enough of a point of view. It is sort of like a bad research paper, without an opinion, it is simply an organized sheet of facts. Although I wouldn't call this book terrible or a failure, I would call it incomplete. It gives the feeling of reading an encyclopedia, but with more interesting details. It is understandable to have a weak opinion in an informational book, but no opinion at all is scarcely acceptable.
questions and found out from the people who were living this life first hand what it was like. She states that all her colleagues spent their lives from graduate school to retirement studying the problem of poverty. She didn’t just study it from the outside, she went in and interviewed and got her questions answered.
In my personal opinion, this book was very hard to read and follow. At certain times I had a hard time figuring out who was talking in the book. I really wanted to enjoy this book and it’s “case studies” but I simply could not get past the confusion and enjoy this like I would any other book. I feel like the author wrote a lot of the situations for shock
In my opinion I thought that this book was a very good book. In this chapter I will describe the setting, theme, plot and conflict etc. This book had a few different settings like
I did actually really like this book. I was not sure if I was going to enjoy it when the project was first assigned, but after reading for a while, I became really interested
Often throughout the book she mentions that it is said that "you're paid what you're worth", saying that little pay results in you not being to good of a person. With that label they were looked down on and viewed kind of as untouchables. They had low pay, long hours, no overtime pay, and no benefits which leads to low socio-economic-status a job that no one wants to pursue. She stressed that poverty wasn’t a sustainable condition, it's a state of emergency. Citizens in the lower classes are left to fend for themselves and the ten, eight, or six dollar jobs are all that's there for them. What she would encourage them to do is to demand to be paid what they're worth because in the end they will be better off.
Evidently, her life exemplifies the overcoming of poverty and how it really is possible as long as you stick to education and persevere through life.
Besides a check, that she had to turn right back over to pay rent and buy few groceries in order to live for the next day. In turn, that same above described situation is the depressing truth about the cycle of poverty and the experience of one woman who placed herself in a project in order to relate the desperation of minimum wage workers of America.
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I instantly imagine everyone barefoot, no actual floors in the houses and take a long time to cook food. This young girl just wanted a simple education, and there could have been so many things to hold her down such as living in poverty, not having clean clothes, a place to shower but instead she fought through and still desired a basic education instead of letting all these things hold her down which I think is really inspirational because she kept going and even drank from a dirty puddle when she knew it would make her sick. She risked her mother getting in trouble and her own health just to get an
I think it is because you imagine what this person is going through. I may state what happen when one of the women broke their foot and she had to keep working in addition it didn't faze her boss various. I think my perspective about if men which should be lower in order raised haven’t changed. I think if ironic because the people making minimum wage would trade places with Barbara in a heartbeat. I think that minimum wage should be raised because there’s so much evidence to prove that it's unlivable but then again there's also the contradicting evidence as well. Before started reading I didn't know that minimum wage jobs are what people live off of because in my household I you worked at McDonalds it was because you were a minor and after McDonalds you would get a better job. For example my dad always talks about how you can work at McDonalds for certain amount of time but then you have to get out of there
Within a couple weeks into this project she discovered how difficult it was for low wage workers to get by. She started out in Florida as a waitress and quickly found it impossible for her to live off just one job so she gets a second job only to realize she is now being sleep deprived. She also found the housing in the areas she was working were too expensive for the amount of income she was bringing in so she had to lived further away from her job that she could she could afford housing. In her job in Florida she found majority
I really liked the book. It was very enjoyable to read. I would recommend it to my friends, because I think they
While reading this book I found myself making notes on how I disagree with certain topics but I didn’t realize until I was about half way through that there were many good points made. Some of the good points I did notice can be found in every chapter
I recall growing up when my mother would lecture me prior entering a store. My mother would say, when we go in the store, do not touch anything because she did not have money to pay for broken items; or do you have the money to pay for it? I grew up poor, on welfare, and lived in the projects, so I can relate to Sylvia. However, my mother instilled in me that being poor do not define me, but that education is vital for survival. Just because one the lack resources for a better education, do not mean one must give up; perseverance and determination make you strong. If you think it, you can achieve it was my mother’s motto.