Nickel And Dimed: Business Analysis

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Large corporations/businesses attempt to remain profitable by reducing the quality of their product/service. In Nickel & Dimed, the Merry Maids cleaning service developed a method to “clean” as quickly as possible. This method increases the number of houses that the maids are able to finish each day, which increases profit. However, they did not actually clean the customers’ houses. Additionally, the way that large companies are able to treat people as though they are disposable eliminates the value of the employee. The abundance of people searching for low-wage jobs allows employers to treat employees poorly. Many low-wage workers may have aspirations that are difficult to reach because there is little opportunity for advancement in that work

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