After reading Barbara Ehrenreich’s essay “From Nickel and Dimed” she provides an understanding on the struggle of having a difficult job but still having a bad pay. What I like the most about this essay is the fact that she knows how to explain and provide images on how hard it can be for someone to live like the way they do. And how little we pay attention to these problems. Society portrays the poor or the lower class people as lazy and not being able to get a job. But the truth is, even if they do get a job they might not have the money to buy a uniform, transportation, etc. She uses a maid as an example to illustrate a lower class person with a job. And the character in the essay mentions how the company gets paid $25 dollars an hour but the maids only get paid $6.65 for each hour they work. Which doesn’t make sense; they have these hard jobs but get paid so little. They get paid to go to a house, clean their mess and they have to clean in a certain way but not receiving enough money. We judge the people who are in poverty but we tend not to help and we still end up judging them. What we also do not understand is that the economy is getting worse but we are still getting paid minimum wage. So of course for some people it is hard to provide for themselves, imagine having to provide for a family and how difficult it could be. This reading can give people a good understanding on how even if someone has a job it can still be difficult to get out of poverty. It is not impossible but it can be very hard to and that is what society needs to understand. Everybody has a different life, some people are born into being rich wealthy and some are born into the poverty side. And some people have to work for their money but some people are getting handed that money.