Unfortunately the GED program was canceled. The classrooms were overrun by toxic mold, which is not in line with Common Core standards.
She pretty much has to teach herself how to do everything, so... good thing she can read.
One day, her boss, Mr. DeSimon, drives Pipes and a few other prisoners out to a pump house… and leaves them there.
Piper wants to look around, but the other women talk her out of it. One thing you don't want to do in prison is get mistaken for an escapee.
Mr. DeSimon comes back with brooms for them to clean out the root cellar of the pump house.
One day, Piper accidentally leaves work with a screwdriver in her belt. That's a weapon.
She chucks it in the Dumpster and hopes no one finds it. When an air-raid siren goes off, she's afraid they found it and know it's her, but no one ever knows she was briefly armed with such a deadly weapon.
Over the next few days, Piper makes prison friends, sneaks off to watch television during work, and, when Minetta leaves, gets offered the job of van driver.
Piper turns it down because that position is notorious for being a prison snitch. (Different than a Golden Snitch.)
Piper then gets offered another unofficial job: Pop's best friend.
See, the kitchen diva's BFFP (best friend for prison) Nina is leaving, and she needs a replacement.
Piper turns down that job, too, because she doesn't want to leave Miss Natalie. B Dorm is her "ghetto home" (6.120).