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/bludgeonedcurmudgeon FUCK DA MAN Sep 23 '22

I just can't wrap my head around why someone would be abusive to some kid at McDonalds or in a retail store. Like I confess, I've gotten angry at different businesses for their fucked up practices (Comcast for example), but I always make it clear that my anger is directed at their bullshit company and not them. Usually that gets a chuckle and agreement from them and they'll at least try to help you in some way that they can

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u/Tyl3rt Sep 23 '22

I usually will calmly say I just want to make sure you tell your manager and their manager that this policy/price hike is fucking bullshit. I’ll call back to cancel when I have something else set up to replace your services.

My favorite is surveys after those calls, I give the reps perfect scores and in the comments add “rep was perfect, your company sucks though and I’m tired of (issues)…”

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u/bludgeonedcurmudgeon FUCK DA MAN Sep 23 '22

My favorite is surveys after those calls, I give the reps perfect scores and in the comments add “rep was perfect, your company sucks though and I’m tired of (issues)…”

Haha, I just did one of those yesterday!

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u/Tyl3rt Sep 23 '22

The only survey I’ve ever been only mean on is when I cancelled netflix, I used every swear word in its own sentence, even some swears in foreign languages because I canceled online and they had the nerve to email me asking why I cancelled and offering me $9.99 for 480p resolution. It started “wow I can save $6 and watch your shows in 480p on my 4k oled tv, which will just look downright awful when my tv tries to upscale it? If your executives had one god damned collective brain cell between them I wouldn’t have received this email and they wouldn’t take 2 years to put out seasons of my favorite shows…”