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Arbeit poor. Unterwegs in der Dienstleistungsgesellschaft

von Barbara Ehrenreich

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Die renommierte US-Publizistin hat sich für ein Jahr in die Welt der working poor begeben, inkognito, auch gegenüber ihren Kollegen in Fast-Food-Restaurants, Reinigungs-Kolonnen. Regalbeschickern etc. Zu vergleichen ist ihre Studie mit der weiland von G. Wallraff: "Ganz unten" (BA 1/86); im Stil einer Dokumentation und Reportage, zugleich analytisch unterlegt und mit einem Nachwort von H. Afheldt, der untersucht, inwieweit die Befunde auch auf Deutschland zutreffen: Was man da zu lesen bekommt, schockiert. Am gravierendsten, dass der Zusammenhang von Erwerbsarbeit und Existenzsicherung aufgehoben zu sein scheint: Die Autorin rechnet akribisch vor, wie Löhne (aus 2 Arbeitsverhältnissen) und Ausgaben auseinander klaffen. Genauso problematisch aber stellt sich die Frage der Menschenrechte in einem Land dar, in dem simpelste Bedürfnisse, wie der Toilettengang, der Kostenminimierung geopfert und die Beschäftigten einer diktatorischen Demütigungsstrategie ausgesetzt werden. Im Zuge der deutschen Diskussion um Globalisierung und Niedriglohnbereich höchst aufschlussreich und unbedingt empfohlen. (1) (Haike Wirrmann) Ein Jahr lang begab sich die Publizistin in die Welt der amerikanischen "working poor" und zeigt in ihrer Reportage die menschenverachtenden Zustände einer nur auf Ökonomie zugeschnittenen Welt. (Haike Wirrmann)… (mehr)
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Maybe 3 1/2 stars. It was copyrighted in 2001 and I'm reading it in 2020 so most of the information and statistics are over 20 years old. My fault - for waiting so long to read it, but it's distracting and annoying. Ehrenreich's tone is also condescending and her "experiment" has too many loopholes to be very scientific. There are some amusing anecdotes and occasional a-ha moments but you can get a better, more current story by reading [b:Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive|39218350|Maid Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive|Stephanie Land|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1573822660l/39218350._SY75_.jpg|60800466] . And, unfortunately, you know from the beginning what Ehrenreich is going to find right? Good people laboring under extremely low wages and high housing costs. Even the last chapter, "Evaluation" is mostly just complaining about how badly off the poor are. Certainly they are badly off, but I guess I was hoping for a bit more .... evaluation .... of Ehrenreich's own personal experiment. ( )
  Jeff.Rosendahl | Sep 21, 2021 |
This was one of THE WORST books I've ever read. As my father put it: "this book was written by a loser author who doesn't know what she's talking about". So Barbara here went 'undercover' working low-wage jobs to basically see what it's like. And, wow, it's hard! Shocking, I know. She's just condescending throughout the book and the whole entire thing is basically her acting like a victim.

Going into this, she made 3 rules for herself:
1. She wouldn't fall back on her education/normal job skills
2. She would take the highest paying job offered to her
3. She would take the cheapest "acceptable" accommodations she could find

She also said she will never go homeless or without food because she will have her 'real' ATM card with her at all times. She also keeps her laptop to connect to her 'real life.'

First off, her definition of 'acceptable' is much different from a typical persons definition. If I was in a low-wage job, I'd probably find someone to room with and help pay rent, does she do that? No. She also always has a car with her, which she pats for with her 'real life money,' not any wages earned by her low-wage job, and she does this on her own with no medical problems. It already feels like she's cheating on her experiment! That could perhaps all be forgiven if she wasn't so vain. She's completely full of herself and her superiority complex makes for a REALLY obnoxious book.

Here is what really gets me: she acts shocked at what should be really obvious things. She's shocked that no employer questions her background and asks why someone with a degree needs a 'poor person job'- of course not, they just want your labor and 'smart people' fall onto hard times too! She's shocked no one found her hobby of writing to be strange. It's like she expects them all to be illiterate/uneducated with no aspirations of their own! Some people just get into bad circumstances and get stuck in low-wage jobs! Again, she's shocked that no one recognizes her as 'educated'- again, of course not! No one gives her a job at first- again, she was shocked even though she has no physical labor experience on her resume. Lastly, she's amazed that during her undercover work her coworkers were never slackers, drug addicts, or thieves. She is absolutely amazed that these people actually work hard and do their very best. How 1% are you Barbara??

So the synopsis is that she tries to live on minimum wages in Florida, Maine, and Minnesota. IF the above rules didn't indicate her lack of resolution to actually commit to the bit, she cheats even more. Staying for free in rich friend's apartments, using her old life's money to pay for a motel etc. It's just seems to completely defeat the purpose of her experiment. She has a slight health problem in Maine and immediately calls her fancy doctor in Florida who gives her expensive medicine that she pays for with her old life funds and not the minimum wages she's supposed to be living on.

To top it all off she's pretty upper-class stereotypical and downright mean as well. She considers experimenting in California as well, and I quote, "but warnings about the heat and the allergies put me off, not to mention my worry that the Latinos might be hogging all the crap jobs and substandard housing for themselves, as the often do." HOGGING. CRAP. JOBS. Like they WANT to be in that situation. If they could make a better lives for themselves I bet they frickin' would! But they have to work all day just to put food on the table (figuratively-- there might not actually be a physical table).

Her horrible methods aside, she does make two good points (though news articles make the same ones). 1) 1/5 of homeless people have full or part-time jobs. 2) Unemployment is not causing poverty, the low-wages that exploitative companies pay is what's causing poverty.

TL;DR? Long Story Short: Pass on this flaming piece of trash book. ( )
  Nikki_Sojkowski | Aug 26, 2021 |
Very Thought provoking book!

This book has opened my eyes to many things that don’t typically get more than a passing thought in my life. I really feel like this book should be required reading for high school and college students. If you haven’t experienced trying to live off of minimum wage you just can not understand the difficulties that are faced on a daily basis. ( )
  daisydil | Aug 15, 2021 |
No big surprises here, but still a horrifying look at the problem of the working poor in America. After going "undercover" as an unskilled worker, Ehrenreich discovers that it's just about impossible to pay for housing on $6 to $7 an hour. Ehrenreich is careful to point that her circumstances--having money in the bank to go back to, being able to pay for a doctor when she contracts a skin ailment rather than having to rely on the emergency room, being able to call it quits before she's forced to live in her car, and even having a car to begin with--make her experiences very different from those of people who don't have such resources to fall back on. The epilogue was particularly valuable in providing a broader economic and sociological perspective on why wages don't rise even when there's a shortage of unskilled labor, why the underpaid don't unionize, why people who are working full time or more are still living in poverty, and why poverty is so easily ignored by the better-off. ( )
  Charon07 | Jul 16, 2021 |
All too true. ( )
  mbellucci | Apr 10, 2021 |
We have Barbara Ehrenreich to thank for bringing us the news of America's working poor so clearly and directly, and conveying with it a deep moral outrage and a finely textured sense of lives as lived.
 

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Guglielmina, PierreÜbersetzerCo-Autoreinige Ausgabenbestätigt
Gustafsson, KerstinÜbersetzerCo-Autoreinige Ausgabenbestätigt
Piven, Frances FoxCo-Autoreinige Ausgabenbestätigt
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Die renommierte US-Publizistin hat sich für ein Jahr in die Welt der working poor begeben, inkognito, auch gegenüber ihren Kollegen in Fast-Food-Restaurants, Reinigungs-Kolonnen. Regalbeschickern etc. Zu vergleichen ist ihre Studie mit der weiland von G. Wallraff: "Ganz unten" (BA 1/86); im Stil einer Dokumentation und Reportage, zugleich analytisch unterlegt und mit einem Nachwort von H. Afheldt, der untersucht, inwieweit die Befunde auch auf Deutschland zutreffen: Was man da zu lesen bekommt, schockiert. Am gravierendsten, dass der Zusammenhang von Erwerbsarbeit und Existenzsicherung aufgehoben zu sein scheint: Die Autorin rechnet akribisch vor, wie Löhne (aus 2 Arbeitsverhältnissen) und Ausgaben auseinander klaffen. Genauso problematisch aber stellt sich die Frage der Menschenrechte in einem Land dar, in dem simpelste Bedürfnisse, wie der Toilettengang, der Kostenminimierung geopfert und die Beschäftigten einer diktatorischen Demütigungsstrategie ausgesetzt werden. Im Zuge der deutschen Diskussion um Globalisierung und Niedriglohnbereich höchst aufschlussreich und unbedingt empfohlen. (1) (Haike Wirrmann) Ein Jahr lang begab sich die Publizistin in die Welt der amerikanischen "working poor" und zeigt in ihrer Reportage die menschenverachtenden Zustände einer nur auf Ökonomie zugeschnittenen Welt. (Haike Wirrmann)

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