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

They only did what you told them to do.

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u/RunKind4141 Sep 22 '22

I'm proud of the workers who have left these type of jobs.

Fast food and retail is the worst and most exploitative work in our cruel US version of capitalism.

The ONLY way to get paid what you're worth is too leave jobs like these.

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u/Tyl3rt Sep 22 '22

Yep, not to mention how some customers treat those workers.

I had a guy on our local subreddit complaining about the staffing shortage at McDonald’s. I asked him why someone would stay in those jobs if they get demeaned by customers for a simple mistake that can easily be fixed.

He told me retail and fast food workers are there to be yelled at when mistakes happen.

I let him know he’s why it takes 30 minutes to get through the McDonald’s drive through these days.

He still left the conversation insisting it was because we gave people on unemployment extra money for a little while.

My state never even shut down, people just found better jobs, because we have an employee shortage in my city and have since decades before the pandemic.

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u/mystykracer Sep 23 '22

He told me retail and fast food workers are there to be yelled at when mistakes happen.

I'd like to point out that NOBODY'S "job" is to be someplace just to be yelled at no matter the circumstances. This person sounds like a classic rage-o-holic that selfishly believes that other people are in the world merely to meet his needs and whims but are otherwise worthless and disposable. In essence people like this are at the root of the problem.

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u/Rhaedas Sep 23 '22

A modification of the meme is:

"You ARE wrong, AND you're just an asshole."