Such a one, a big steamship, too, whose working life
had been a record of faithful keeping time from land to land, in disregard of wind and sea, once lost her propeller down south, on her passage out to New Zealand.
And now, because my mind was not confused enough before, I complicated its confusion fifty thousand-fold, by having states and seasons when I was clear that Biddy was immeasurably better than Estella, and that the plain honest working life
to which I was born, had nothing in it to be ashamed of, but offered me sufficient means of self-respect and happiness.
But when work won't maintain me like a human creetur; when my living is so bad, that I am Hungry, out of doors and in; when I see a whole working life
begin that way, go on that way, and end that way, without a chance or change; then I say to the gentlefolks "Keep away from me
Difficult economic conditions and the effects of the crisis have had a negative impact on Middle Eastern working life
by forcing staff to take on additional duties.