When Eliza Zamot gets out of bed at 5:15 on Saturday mornings, her two little sisters are still dreaming. The morning is shrouded with darkness, and the highway beside her house is quiet. It's half a mile to Eliza's job at McDonald's. When she gets there, the manager helps her turn on the ovens, pull out the paper cups, microwave the frozen pancakes, prepare the scrambled egg mix. At seven o'clock the restaurant opens. Eliza spends the next seven hours standing at the cash register. By the time she walks home, she's too tired to do much more than watch TV. Eliza's saving most of her earnings to buy her first set of wheels; the rest disappears on clothes, shoes, and school lunches.... More >>>