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NickelandDimedbyBarbaraEhrenreichBarbara Ehrenreichs nonfiction bestseller Nickel and Dimed is the story of an essay writer who went undercover as a low wage worker to find out how nonskilled workers make ends meet The experiment took place in Florida Maine and Minnesota with the author finding a job and lodgings in each location The experiment was to be held for one month in each location working full time and living only off the amount of money earned in lowwage jobs The goal was to determine whether or not the author could both live off the money earned and have enough money at the end of the month to pay the next months rentThe first city chosen was Key West Florida due to the proximity to her home Ehrenreich gets a job as a waitress in a dinerstyle restaurant and finds a trailer to rent nearby The income she receives from waiting tables is not enough to support her and to pay the next installment of rent and Ehrenreich takes on a second job working as a hotel maid The two jobs become too physically demanding for her to
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