by Gary Soto
Jose is said to have been born with a ring of dirt around his neck, grime under his nails, and already had rough hands from a shovel by the age of 3. He takes pride in his work and was taught almost everything he knows by himself. He's good at what he does and is one of the few people that were built for it. Jose is a "born worker".
Jose has a very over privileged cousin named Arnie. He has never worked a day in his life, lives in a rich area and is spoiled by material things