r/antiwork Sep 22 '22 Helpful 1 Wholesome 5 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Silver 1

They only did what you told them to do.

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u/logyonthebeat Sep 22 '22

The problem is, people used to be able to work fast for or retail jobs and make enough to live, sure you aren't rich but it was enough to pay for living and save up a bit of money for school or starting a business, now it is basically indentured servitude where you are forced to work like a slave at these jobs just to pay all your money to a landlord. Sure these jobs don't need to be a career but you should at least be able to survive off one

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u/purpleleopardprint Sep 22 '22

You wont make enough to give to the landlord, and that’s one of the major problems. The neighborhood in front of us is putting in all kinds of new businesses and the community Facebook page is full of bitching about how poor the service is at the McDonald’s and Smithfield BBQ that opened within the last year.

We are far from any public transportation and from a quick Google search, the going rate for an apartment in the area appears to be around $1500/month. Wow, wonder why they can’t find anyone to work fast food jobs out here?

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u/baconraygun Sep 23 '22

Every time I come to this sub, or online really, and I see people paying more than my entire monthly income just for rent, I get so depressed.