Sumptuous---adj. Of size or splendor suggesting great expense, lavish.
Neophyte---n. A recent convert, beginner, rookie, novice.
Proletariat----n. The class of industrial wage earners.
Dither----n. A state of agitation or indecision.
Penury---n. Extreme want or poverty, destitution.
Ineradicable---adj. That cannot be uprooted, eradicated, or erased.
- Do some spot interviews of low wageworkers. Ask them what the worst
part of the job is and if there is anything they like about it.
- Write an essay about the conditions that Barbara Ehrenreich placed
on her experiment. Do you think the conditions were reasonable? Do you
think she was being too soft on herself? Is there anything that would
make the experiment more realistic?
- Visit the author’s website
at www.ehrenreich.com, and go to
her blog. Enter your opinion about
the failure of Congress to increase
the minimum wage. Also blog about
any experiences you have had with
a bad boss. Write up your blog
responses in a short paper with
an appropriate introduction and
conclusion and fully developed