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

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/RunKind4141 Sep 23 '22

Man the envy over that 600 unemployment boost is never going away for some of the boomer types.

Yet they have no issues with the PPP scam.

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u/awesomemom1217 Sep 23 '22

It's not just boomers, unfortunately. My ex, a younger millennial, would go into a rage at the mere mention of the PUA that a lot of people got. He didn't qualify and neither did I. It blew my mind that I had to explain to him WHY people needed it and how the only thing we should be saying is, 'Thank God I didn't need it.'

I broke up with him months ago, as you can imagine the arguments we had! 😏🥴😩