Throughout Barbara Ehrenreich's, Nickel and Dimed, advantages and dis-advantages of certain characteristics are very clear. Ehrenreich explains that she has "the best case scenario" when it comes to finding a job. Several times throughout the book she is looked at in a different way then those of a different ethnicity. For example, when looking for a job in housekeeping she was "steered instead into waitressing, no doubt because of my ethnicity and my English skills," (Page 7). If Ehrenreich had been of a different ethnicity, finding her desired job in housekeeping may have been easier for her and she would have been considered differentlt when applying. Ethnicity should not be a determining factor in life and should not prevent those from doing what they desire. For a waitress position the need of English is logical but ethnicity should not play a role and everyone should be given equal consideration and opportunity.