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NAME: Prim
Age: 30
Place: ATM machine, Broadway and Houston, New York City
Time: 4:30PM Weekday

NEEDCOM:
 
How long have you been panhandling?
 
 
PRIM:
 
About a year and a half.
 
 
NEEDCOM:
 
How often do you work?
 
 
PRIM:
 
I've been doing it for a year and a half. I stopped because, um, I had somewhere to live. But now ... I been burned out, so I started back three months ago. 'Cause I got burned out.
 
 
NEEDCOM:
 
Burned out?
 
 
PRIM:
 
Of my apartment. I don't get public assistance.
 
 
NEEDCOM:
 
How much money do you make on a good day?
 
 
PRIM:
 
Twenty-five dollars an hour. Twenty to twenty-five dollars an hour. That's in an hour. And when it's going like that, I'll wait three hours, and then I'll go.
 
 
NEEDCOM:
 
You're waiting to earn a certain amount?
 
 
PRIM:
 
Right, then I'll leave.
 



 
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