Rozan and Dan live mainly from paycheck to paycheck and form a family amidst the many hardships of poverty, obesity, and domestic problems with love and humor. Rozan works at Wellman Plastics at the beginning of the show and leaves after a dispute with his boss, Mr. Faber. He leads a strike that includes Jackie and his colleagues. She is periodically unemployed and works as a secretary in a fast-food restaurant, a telephone client, a waitress, and a shampoo/sweeper/receptionist in a beauty salon. After that, he worked for several years as a lunch waiter at Rodbell’s in Lanford Mall (to the chagrin of his daughters Becky and Darlene, who regularly hang out there).