Please read this book. Either buy it or borrow it from your local public library. What the working class women in the book go through is currently what I am experiencing. Having a college degree. Doesn’t matter. Serving in the military. Does not matter.
When I first read the book I was a prosperous member of Middle Class America. When I was laid off from my good paying job Dec. 2006, had a stroke Nov. 2008 and retina surgery Jan. 2010 I became and am mired in the lower working class. I am no longer human but a cog in the robotic machinery ala the film Metropolis where my only purpose and function is to make money for the Big Machine. Once you fall from grace through lay-offs, firings, sickness, disability, illness or family problems you become mired in a lifestyle you once felt pity for but now find yourself in a quicksand from which there is no escape.
Our economy in America is based on modern day slavery and truly the rich get richer while the poor get poorer. Choose. Your job or your family. Your health or your job. Which one would you choose?